"A Kuwaiti former oil minister and senior member of the Al-Sabah ruling family, Sheikh Saud Nasser al-Sabah (pictured in 1998), has died after a long battle with cancer, said the royal court. He was 68. (AFP Photo/Raed Qutena)"
I truly admired this man. He worked tirelessly during the 90/91 Gulf War and was the catalyst behind the efforts to free Kuwait. I met him many times in Washington and had the honor of seeing him in action. I heard his speeches and felt the raw emotion in his voice as he talked about his country during the occupation.
Thank you, Sheikh Saud, for your part in bringing both Kuwaitis and their friends (like me) back to Kuwait. My thoughts are with his family.