"Reports by the US Senate's committee on banking, housing and urban affairs - which oversees American exports policy - reveal that the US, under the
successive administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Snr, sold materials including anthrax, VX nerve gas, West Nile fever germs and botulism to
Iraq right up until March 1992, as well as germs similar to tuberculosis and pneumonia. Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which
damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene."
"The shipments to Iraq went on even after Saddam Hussein ordered the gassing of the Kurdish town of Halabja, in which at least 5000 men, women and
children died. The atrocity, which shocked the world, took place in March 1988, but a month later the components and materials of weapons of mass
destruction were continuing to arrive in Baghdad from the US."
"The Senate report also makes clear that: 'The United States provided the government of Iraq with 'dual use' licensed materials which assisted in
the development of Iraqi chemical, biological and missile-system programmes.'
This assistance, according to the report, included 'chemical warfare-agent precursors, chem ical warfare-agent production facility plans and
technical drawings, chemical warfare filling equipment, biological warfare-related materials, missile fabrication equipment and missile system
"Riegle added that, between January 1985 and August 1990, the 'executive branch of our government approved 771 different export licences for sale of
dual-use technology to Iraq. I think that is a devastating record'."
So with the disclosure of this information, that any monster in Iraq is by our own design, do you think that it is
a) To take the teeth out of an attack
b) To serve as some sort of justification, in a bizarro world way, that they do have WMD? ( though Inspectors said they had destroyed 95% the first
[Edited on 19-12-2002 by Bout Time]