Just my opinion,,,,,,,but they can KISS MY BUTT!!!!
Browncow, read the article objectively, it does not in any way support the lies that ups vette is trying to spread. It merely states that the Iraqi regime was liscenced to purchase insectides and anthrax strains from US companies. At the time, those liscences were issued to just about any country that applied for them, and contrary to what the liar ups vette might have you believe the White House was not personally involved in issuing those lisences to anyone. Pay attention, the liar ups vette is trying to paint a picture of Hussien coming to Reagan and saying "hey, I need chemical and biological weapons to wipe out the Iranians." And Reagan responding by selling him weaponized anthrax and VX gas. Now go read that article you posted and tell me where it gives ANY evidence of such a scenario occuring. You can't, because it never happened. Countries all over the world have access to anthrax strains and the chemical pre-cursors to VX, because there are legitimate uses for both. The US has NEVER sold weaponised chemical and biological agents to ANYBODY, and anyone who claims we have (like ups vette) is a liar or severely mis-informed. You can certainly make the case that we should have acted sooner to revoke the Iraqi lisence to purchase those items from the US, but remember that hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20, and at the time we were following the advice of neighboring Arab countries in dealing with Iraq, and they were telling us that the best way to bring about change in that country was to keep them economically engaged, ie., by not restricting their ability to do business with the US (your article also makes this point).Unfortunately it is true...
U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup
Trade in Chemical Arms Allowed Despite Their Use on Iranians, Kurds