Its alleged that US Government officials aided in arming in Iraq, through the Banco National del Lavoro (BNL) of Italy in the 1980's. the FBI raided the Atlanta Georgia Branch if BNL and uncovered 5 billion in illegal loans to Iraq(11 ).
In February of 1982 the US removed Iraq from its list of terrorist countries. it sent Donald Rumsfeld as a special envoy to meet with Saddam on December of 1983 (12 ).
US documents showed that the Bush (sr) administration ignored its own investigators when they uncovered evidence of wrong doing, of Iraq extorting food suppliers, then using the cash to buy arms and using USA food bought with farm credits to obtain nuclear technology and other weaponry. It is now also known that the CIA shared intelligence with Iraq until weeks before the Iraq invasion of Kuwait (13 ).
It is believed that the BNL loans that were divert for the construction of weapons banks were sanctioned by the CIA and other branches of the US government (14 ).