[ExI] The Death Toll Imbalance in the Mideast War

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 17:15:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Fred C. Moulton<moulton at moulton.com> wrote:
> Just to quote on passage from NSAEBB82:
> "Prolonging the war was phenomenally expensive. Iraq received massive
> external financial support from the Gulf states, and assistance through
> loan programs from the U.S. The White House and State Department
> pressured the Export-Import Bank to provide Iraq with financing, to
> enhance its credit standing and enable it to obtain loans from other
> international financial institutions. The U.S. Agriculture Department
> provided taxpayer-guaranteed loans for purchases of American
> commodities, to the satisfaction of U.S. grain exporters."

... so sowing of course the financial seed for the subsequent invasion
of Kuwait, as it may be appropriate to do for a really imperial
Agriculture Deparment... :-)

Stefano Vaj

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