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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:53 PM
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Saddam Hussein: Made in the USA
by Mike Burke, February 14, 2003
"The Bush administration sent U.S. technology to the Iraqi military and to many Iraqi military factories, despite over-whelming evidence showing that Iraq intended to use the technology in its clandestine nuclear, chemical, biological, and long-range missile programs."
No this quotation is not pulled from a conspiracy-minded website, but from the Congressional Record from July 27, 1992. They are the words of the late Congressman Henry Gonzalez of Texas.
For months in the early 1990s Gonzalez released hundreds of documents that outlined how the highest levels of the U.S. government - including Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and current Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld - had secretly and illegally helped arm Saddam Hussein. The scandal was known as Iraqgate.
In 1991, Charles Schumer, then a New York Congressman, now the New York Senator, said Hussein was Bush's Frankenstein: "He had been created in the White House laboratory with a collection of government programs, banks, and private companies." At the time, future Vice President Al Gore said, "Bush is presiding over a cover up significantly worse than Watergate."

But Iraqgate is now all but forgotten in the wake of the Clinton-era scandals of Whitewater and Monica. The definitive account of Iraqgate, Alan Friedman's Spider's Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq, is long out of print.
But the U.S. role in arming Iraq has recently resurfaced.
In December, the White House boldly seized Iraq's 12,000-page weapons document in order to censor parts for the non-permanent Security Council states.
Among the information deleted was a list of U.S. corporations, government agencies and laboratories that aided Iraq. The companies included Honeywell, Kodak, Bechtel, Dupont and Hewlett-Packard. Among the government agencies were the Departments of Defense, Energy, Commerce and Agriculture. And then there were government nuclear weapons laboratories Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia, which all offered training to Iraqi scientists. This information emerged only after a German news reporter obtained unedited portions of the Iraq documents.

While the Gulf War marked the end of U.S. support for Hussein, private U.S. corporations continued to quietly trade with Iraq through foreign subsidiaries. And among those who profited most was Cheney himself. In 1995, Cheney took over as CEO of Halliburton, a Dallas-based oil-field supply corporation. According to The Washington Post, two Halliburton foreign subsidiaries sold more than $73 million in oil production equipment and supplies to Iraq under Cheney's command. Cheney had helped Halliburton become the biggest U.S. oil contractor for Iraq.

"They made a wasteland and called it peace."

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:56 PM
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1. Most of the world's dictators can trace their roots to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:05 PM
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2. I keep saying "WE" made him who he was/is.... n/t
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rodriguez94 Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:06 PM
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3. The Execution is over..
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:07 PM by rodriguez94
Saddam Hussein is dead...ten minutes ago!

CNN is reporting....
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