June 13, 2004

Why Isn't This Common Knowledge? "Under the successive presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, the USA sold nuclear, chemical and biological weapons technology to Saddam Hussein. ... These included two batches of anthrax and two batches of botulism ... one batch each of salmonella and E.Coli ... West Nile fever, brucella melitensis, which damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene. The shipments even went on after Saddam ordered the gassing of the Kurdish town of Halabja, in which some 5000 people died, in March 1988. ... Other items which were sent by the US to Iraq included chemical warfare agent precursors, chemical warfare agent production facility plans and technical drawings, chemical warfare filling equipment, biological warfare-related materials ..."

And during his time as chairman and CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney held "stakes in two firms that signed contracts to sell more than $73 million in oil production equipment and spare parts to Iraq" from 1998 to 2000, when Cheney accepted the Republican nomination for Vice President. ... The deals were legal, but they run counter to the Bush/Cheney claims that Saddam is/was Evil Incarnate.

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