Two resources: Since the mainstream press continues to gloss over the US' role in funding Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime and US knowledge of use by Hussein of chemical warfare against Iran in the early '80s, I post two excellent histories of the longstanding US-Iraqi friendship. Both stories--Robert Parry's "Missing US-Iraq History" and The National Security Archive's "Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein: The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984"--are illustrated with the infamous image of Donald Rumsfeld greasing palms with Saddam. Important context as you read the mainstream press's descriptions of Hussein's treachery.

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