From a Washington Post article on September 16, 1990: ” ‘Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein aggressively courted U.S. companies and government agencies. …It was a mutual seduction. The U.S. government bitterly opposed to Iran and its leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeinei, first tilted toward Iraq to ensure that Iran did not win the war; later, it became equally interested in Iraqi oil and trade.’ ”

 – Antonia Juhasz, The Bush Agenda, Page 156