Not new news for those who actually knew where Iraq was but followed the history of our policies in that region as well as what this country was reportedly supplying to Saddam who the CIA helped take power then propped him up! He like bin Laden were on the CIA payroll, our payroll, bin Laden as a major player in the arms sent to the Afghans to fight the Soviets!! As many say, Saddam was all ours till the hanging after the trial in Iraq, reason they didn't try him at the Hague, after Desert Storm and after caught in OIF, he knew too much!!
AUGUST 26, 2013 - The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen, Foreign Policy has learned.
In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq's war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein's military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent.
The intelligence included imagery and maps about Iranian troop movements, as well as the locations of Iranian logistics facilities and details about Iranian air defenses. read more>>>
Are all the Hawks, like McCain and Graham, and especially the talking heads still getting airtime after the bush, ready to Finally Demand, the media outlets as well especially their high priced execs and anchor reporters, a decade plus now of Not, the country actually Sacrifice!!!!!!! Have yet heard them do so especially to pay for these most recent wars, after rubber stamping the costs for off the books till this present administration, but more importantly the long costs as to the results of wars or military actions, the peoples responsibility the decades long underfunded Veterans Administration!!
America's Free War's and No Sacrifice, of the present generations and passing costs onto the next while ignoring or giving lip service on the issues of the veterans' from, for Those Who've Served In, DeJa-Vu!!
"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013
RM: "We got a huge round of tax cuts in this country a few weeks before9/11. Once 9/11 happened and we invaded Afghanistan, we kept the tax cuts anyway. How did we think we were going to pay for that war? Did we think it was free? Then, when we started a second simultaneous war in another country, we gave ourselves a second huge round of tax cuts. After that second war started. The wars, I guess, we thought would be free, don`t worry about it, civilians. Go about your business." 23 May 2013