[THE United States edited out more than 8000 crucial pages of Iraq's
11,800-page dossier on weapons, before passing on a sanitised
version to the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations
The full extent of Washington's complete control over who sees what
in the crucial Iraqi dossier calls into question the allegations
made by US Secretary of State Colin Powell that 'omissions' in the
document constituted a 'material breach' of the latest UN resolution
on Iraq.--James Cusick and Felicity Arbuthnot --"U.S.
Removed 8000 Pages of Iraq Dossier," Sunday Herald, December 22,
[Sixteen veterans from the Persian Gulf War filed suit Tuesday in
U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., against 11 chemical companies
and 33 banks from throughout the world that allegedly helped Iraq
construct and support its extensive chemical warfare program. . . .
These companies and banks, the suit claims, are identified in the
official written Iraqi disclosures given to the U.N. weapons
inspectors after the war. They essentially expose Hussein's
procurement network for building his large chemical weapons arsenal,
the complaint alleges. The foreign companies and banks all do
business in New York. . . .
Thirty-six percent of the 581,000 retired veterans who served at the
height of the gulf war have filed health government claims, while 22
percent of those filing claims either still have those health claims
pending or have been denied benefits. Thomas D. Williams, "Gulf War Veterans Sue
Banks, Companies," Hartford Courant, August 20, 2003]