On July 30, 1986, Vice President George “Bush went to Jordan to perform the most delicate part of his [Middle East] mission, initiating the transfer of military intelligence to Saddam. According to two Reagan administration officials, Bush told King Hussein that Iraq needed to be more aggressive in the war with Iran and asked that Saddam Hussein be urged to use his air force against targets inside Iran.”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 75