Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Rumsfeld + Saddam sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g

From a friend and former Lawrencian (Mike):
"I would like to see a few things highlighted in the press. For example, when Rumsfeld talks about Saddam using WMDs against his own people, he's right. He has known about this for a long time. In fact, he knew all about it when he was photographed smiling & shaking hands with Saddam on December 20, 1983."

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/
(Note that this was after Saddam had gassed his own people to the horror of the world.)

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/special/iraq/

"Now he's raging with righteous indignation. Why didn't it bother him then?"

Well, it didn't profit him or his cronies to rail against it before. Duh. When Rumsfeld first visited Saddam in 1983 and did the famous handshake, it was on a mission to get Bechtel's oil pipline approved.

Chris
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