A House report also named:
Some Companies claimed they had no idea what they were selling would be used for. Hewlett Packard said they believed their shipments to Iraq, a place called Saad 16 was place for education, the Wall Street Journal said that Saad 16 was a "a heavily fortified, state-of-the-art complex for aircraft construction, missile design, and, almost certainly, nuclear-weapons research."(7 ).
Chairman of a House subcommittee investigating "United States Exports of Sensitive Technology to Iraq, Representative Samuel Gejdenson, of Connecticut, said in 1991 "From 1985 to 1990, the United States Government approved 771 licenses for the export to Iraq of $1.5 billion worth of biological agents and high-tech equipment with military application. [Only thirty-nine applications were rejected.]"(8 ).
America spent ten years giving Saddam what he wanted. Another Senate committee, that looked into this matter said "United States export policy toward Iraq prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait," it heard that the US Commerce Department "changed information on sixty-eight licenses; that references to military end uses were deleted and the designation `military truck' was changed. This was done on licenses having a total value of over $1 billion." And the White House was "involved" in "a deliberate effort ... to alter these documents and mislead the Congress."(9 ).
An investigation into Iraqgate asked, did the White House interfere with a probe of 4 billion in loans to Iraq by an Atlanta bank. Was US assistance to Iraq prior to the 1990 invasion was legal Whether Congress was given falsified data and if probers were denied data (10 ).