nonsense! the US has blocked imports of nearly all mdeical supplies with the paltry excuse that components of the drugs could be used to produce WMD!
You offer no proof of that statement, but I am sure you could find quotes to back it up. I am sure that I could also find quotes to counter your quotes, so it would be like playing bible ping-pong with the JWs.
Instead, maybe we could just look at reality. Saddam has been exporting more oil out of Iraq than was permissible by the cease fire treaty, with the cooperation of other countries.
Saddam has been buying weapons from cooperating countries in violation of the cease fire treaty, such as the 150 or more (known) missiles, night vision equipment, and I am sure much more that we will find out about.
Saddam has been supporting and expanding his military, at great expense, (he was ordered to disarm, by the UN.)
The illegal weapons were smuggled in somehow. WHY could Saddam not smuggle in FOOD, MEDICINE?
The US blocked medical supplies? WHY? How would you make WMDs out of penicillin,? Or other drugs that would help the Iraqi’s? If Saddam were trying to import "special drugs" that could be made into weapons of mass destruction, then, why wouldn’t the US block them? I am sure there is a great supply of drugs that would serve the Iraqi’s needs without resorting to those particular drugs that are questionable.
The oil for food program was set up by the UN when the cease fire was agreed to, there was no reason for the Iraqi’s to ever do without necessary food or medicine.
ask madleine albright!
I wouldn’t ask Madeline Albright what time it is if she were wearing a Rolex and standing in front of Big Ben.
and you guys expect the iraqis to welcome US troops after what the US did to them??? you guys need to make a reality check!
Time will tell.
Why is it that some people will believe anyone in the world, except Americans, or the American government? Many on the left are ready, and willing, to believe Saddam, Bin Laden, etc., but anything said by US officials is immediately questioned and not believed.
The US has made many mistakes and at times used poor judgement, but what country has done so much better?