“To mitigate that danger [of Iraq’s confident military apparatus], the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in April 1991 ordering Iraq to destroy its chemical and biological weapons and long-range missiles and stop pursuing nuclear weapons. That resolution created the UN Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) to monitor Iraqi disarmament; it demanded that Iraq renounce terrorism; and it reaffirmed economic sanctions against Iraq. The sanctions banned all commerce other than for humanitarian needs (mainly food and medicine).” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 186