“On August 20, 1988, a ceasefire went into effect between Iran and Iraq. Just five days later [August 25, 1988], Saddam Hussein again staged poison-gas attacks against his own people in villages in Iraqi Kurdistan. None of this, however, changed the [Reagan] administration’s policy [of supporting Saddam with military aid].”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 80