"On July 19, 1990, State [Department] sent a memo to [Secretary of State James] Baker advising stricter controls because Saddam was developing chemical and biological weapons and was working on nuclear weapons. 'Iraq has been attempting to obtain items to support these proliferation activities from U.S. exporters, in some cases successfully,' said the memo…'including seventeen licenses for bacteria that could be used with biological weapons and computers for chemical and weapons programs.' "
– House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger, 7/19/1990
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