Isn't hindsight always so clear? It was at the end of Iraq/Iran war with both sides blaming the other. The International community was non-committal until 1991 when a UN resolution included getting rid of WMDs.<quoted text>
Yes, so why didn't Reagan do anything when Sadaam gassed all those Kurds?
Yes, Hussein's was allowed to remain in power way too long after killing thousands of Kurds. One brutal attack killed between 3000 to 5000.