Mustard gas and Sarin are WWI and 1920's technology-- he didn't need our help.
Just because we rightfully detest the current regime in DC (or the Clintoon regime in the past) doesn't mean we have to accept every left-wing or foreign slander of the US.
The only help Saddam ever got from the US was satellite and other intel predicting Iranian attacks during the early to mid-1980's.
Oh horses--t. Hussein built the chemicals himself...
I know you were replying to post #2, but I don’t think the article was saying we gave the WOMD to Sadaam, but that we knew he had them and would probably use them.
We helped Bin Ladin in Afghanistan, helped overthrow the Shah in Iran, helped Sadaam fight Iran; seems like there is no winning with those people. As Palin said, we should just let them work it out. Let’s drill our own oil so we don’t have to cater to Saudia Arabia.
The article calls this “Reagan’s Fault”. We stood by and “did nothing”, while the Iranians and Iraqis were engaged in a vicious fratricide, no holds barred.
Like what could the US do at the time? Stop two anti-American regimes from fighting each other? What was our national interest there?
Only when Saddam Hussein turned from his attacks on Iranians on the border, and the Shi’as and Kurds in his own country, that he attracted our attention in a most unwelcome way, by attacking Kuwait and threatening the flow of oil into international commerce.