“In an April 5, 1984, ‘Top Secret’ National Security Division Directive, the Reagan administration condemned chemical weapons use, but also called for the preparation of ‘a plan of action designed to avert an Iraqi collapse.’ As a result, the United States allowed programs to go forth that may have aided Iraq’s development of biological and chemical warfare.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Pages 68-69