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  •  Good catch (none)
    on the timeline.

    Since Saddam's preparations began long before Sept 1980, and the fact the two countries were involved in skirmishes as early as 1979, I doubt that Bush pere had much influence ovn the Sept '80 invasion.

    While you can't rule out influence from the Carter administration, that would appear to be very uncharacteristic of Carter.

    I think it's safe to say that Saddam was going to invade Iran with or without ANY U.S. approval.

    I might also add that there would be plenty to rant and rave over the Reagan administration's policies in regards to the Iran Iraq war once they took office.

    At any rate, all any of this does is establish that Saddam ws a REGIONAL, threat.

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