Tuesday, July 08, 2008

1990: Are we going to war with Iraq?

This summer, 18 years ago, the USA was being drawn into a war over Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait. In September of 1990 I launched a weekly program on local cable television that was called Mondo City. As a regular feature we had a Question of the Week. Later in the show we usually interviewed musicians.

In the video above a number of Fan District characters answered the question: Are we going to war with Iraq?

All these years later the answers are a snapshot of how it was when the USA was about to begin its difficult relationship with Iraq, a country that most Americans probably struggled to find on the map before 1990.


Shaun Kenney said...

Mutt deVille, eh?

F.T. Rea said...


Yep. When I started SLANT in 1985, I began using that pen name as a sportswriter. I carried it over to the Mondo Softball, then Mondo City TV shows.

I've been called worse.