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so did we sell Saddam the chemical weapons?(2 posts)

so did we sell Saddam the chemical weapons?gtx
Mar 20, 2003 9:38 AM
is this true?

"From 1985 to 1990, the United States Government approved 771 licenses for the export to Iraq of $1.5 billion worth of biological agents and high tech equipment with military application. The United States spent virtually an entire decade making sure that Saddam Hussein had almost whatever he wanted. it was US foreign policy to assist the regime of Saddam Hussein" [Representative Samuel Gejdenson, Democrat of Connecticut stated in 1991].
re: so did we sell Saddam the chemical weapons?Jon Billheimer
Mar 20, 2003 9:43 AM
Yes. And according to some gov't documents declassified following a court fight we even provided some tactical training in their use. This was reportedly in 1983.