At the conclusion of a symposium titled ‘United States Commercial, Economic, and Strategic Interests in Iraq,’ on November 14, 1989, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Peter Burleigh said, “The [H.W. Bush] Administration looks ‘to those in the U.S.-Iraq Business Forum to help preserve and expand the overall U.S.-Iraqi relationship through its commercial side, as only the private sector can do.’ “

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Bush Agenda, Page 159