Peace Action "In the 1980s the Reagan Administration saw Saddam Hussein as "vital to US efforts to contain the spread of Islamic fundamentalism." In December of 1983, Donald Rumsfeld met with Hussein to discuss US support for Iraq. Throughout the 1980s, the US assisted in the development of Iraqi chemical, biological and missile system programs.
They are doing it again
The next war is already being set in motion by a policy of arming any dictator that claims to be on our side in the "war on terrorism."