Originally Posted by W*GS
So, you don't believe the US under Reagan cozied up to Saddam and sold him the precursors to chemical weapons.
You're not in reality, then.
I'm surprised you supported Saddam's removal. We should have continued to prop him up as a bulwark against Islamist expansionism, eh?
Yet again you exchange namecalling for a source.
This is the nonsense in your argument:
You're saying that if you know someone and you have some friendly type of relations with him, and this person you know was dealing with some violent neighbors who were trying to break into his house and harm him, etc., and these same violent neighbors of his also wanted to see YOU gone, and due to this you sell the guy a gun to protect his home from these violent neighbors and this person decides to use the gun you sell him to shoot his wife instead... That YOU are responsible for the guy capping his wife and should be jailed and any else is "amoral."
Well that's effing brilliance if I ever saw it.
First of all, a "precursor" is simply something that can be used to make a chemical weapon; there are many things that are of ordinary use that can be used to make chemical weapons, including things in the grocery store. Selling someone something that can be used in a way of which it is not intended is not evidence that the seller intended the thing to be used that way. Further, let's say for argument's sake that the US outright sold Saddam actual, fully-made chemical weapons. That means nothing, either. Refer to my above example.
You are making claims you cannot substantiate, yet again.
So what exactly are you flapping off about here