Saddam was a POS but he was a harmless POS. France, German, Italian and Turkish intelligence agencies, to name a few knew Saddam was a paper tiger. Israel also knew but didn't offer up their real intelligence. I don't know where you are coming from with the medical research bullsht__please provide a link that doesn't have (opinion) in the title.<quoted text>
So let me get this straight. You think if the UN Inspectors had announced before the Iraq War that the coast was clear, Saddam would have simply become a nice guy?
The entire world provided Saddam with those materials believing they were being used for medical research.
Do you think the entire world would have done that if they knew he was going to gas 5000 Kurdish women and children?
Who do you think was responsible for all those mass graves discovered?
Between 3200 and 5000 Kurds died as a result of the gassing and 7000 plus suffered injuries of varying degrees, some of them life shortening.
As usual Carol__you're lost on the subject and too fkn lazy to explore the details. Sad case you are!