posted on Dec, 19 2005 @ 02:02 PM
The CDC and a biological sample company, the American Type Culture Collection, sent strains of all the germs Iraq used to make weapons, including
anthrax, the bacteria that make botulinum toxin and the germs that cause gas gangrene, the records show. Iraq also got samples of other deadly
pathogens, including the West Nile virus.
The transfers came in the 1980s, when the United States supported Iraq in its war against Iran. They were detailed in a 1994 Senate Banking Committee
report and a 1995 follow-up letter from the CDC to the Senate.
The exports were legal at the time and approved under a program administered by the Commerce Department.
''I don't think it would be accurate to say the United States government deliberately provided seed stocks to the Iraqis' biological weapons
programs,'' said Jonathan Tucker, a former U.N. biological weapons inspector.
''But they did deliver samples that Iraq said had a legitimate public health purpose, which I think was naive to believe, even at the time.''
Let's not forget who gave Iraqi the toxins. Of course we knew what we were looking for because we delivered them. How can we blame Saddam for using
something we gave him. Perhaps we agreed with him that some of his people may have been undesirable. After all we did give smallpox to the American
Indians n'est pa?
Just google what 'toxins US gave to Iraq' to be enlightened.
[edit on 19-12-2005 by polanksi]