#John Major

.London, UK
Former British PM John Major presided over most of the first Gulf War in which British troops fought in a coalition with the US troops against Iraq. (Photo credit: Britannica.com)

  • John Major feared the prospect of another Gulf War with Iraq, his offical papers revealed
  • During the mid-90s, major considered abandoning Kurdish allies in the northern Iraq to avoid war
  • Saddam Hussain was deposed, captured, and hanged in 2011 ultimately by the US in 2006