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Sunday, August 18, 2002
Yesterday's New York Times featured a not exactly shocking but still important story by Patrick E. Tyler about military officers who say the United States gave military assistance to Iraq during its war with Iran in the 1980s despite knowledge that Iraq had chemical weapons such as sarin gas and was using them in the war.
It should be noted that their are at least allegations out there that the U.S. has itself used sarin gas.
The previous two points would serve to back up Oliver's contention if it weren't for one clause in "The Real Bush Doctrine":
If and so long as the United States deems any country, group of individual to not be a terrorist or aiding terrorists, that country, group or individual is not a terrorist or aiding terrorists regardless of whatever actions or activities they engage in.I know "The Real Bush Doctrine" isn't officially the law of the land but it might as well be when you look at the actions of "the appalling people who rule us." (Alan Bock of antiwar.com has attributed this phrase to Richard Cowan of marijuananews.com.)