266. 12/15/1988

"In December 1988…Dow Chemical sold $1.5 million worth of pesticides to Iraq, despite concerns expressed by some in the U.S. government that they could be used as chemical warfare agents. According to The Washington Post [on July 19, 1992], 'An Export-Import Bank official reported in a memorandum that he could find *no reason* to stop the sale, despite evidence that the pesticides were *highly toxic* to humans and would cause death *from asphyxiation.* ' " [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – The Exception to the Rulers, Amy Goodman with David Goodman, 12/15/1988

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