Leaked report says German and US firms supplied arms to Saddam
“Baghdad’s uncensored report to UN names Western companies alleged to have developed its weapons of mass destruction”
Including more than a few US firms who apparently were supplying Iraq with weapons during the 80’s in violation of US law.
“The five permanent members of the Security Council â€“ the United States, Britain, Russia, France and China â€“ have repeatedly opposed revealing the extent of foreign companies’ involvement, although a mass of relevant information was collected by UN weapons inspectors who visited the country between 1991 and 1998. The UN claims that publishing the extent of the companies’ involvement in Iraq would jeopardise necessary co-operation with such firms. “
NOW it becomes clear why the Bushies wanted to edit the Iraq report before anyone else saw it. Smoking guns indeed.