On Democracy Now! we have reported extensively on the close relationship between Iraq and Washington throughout the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war. DN! correspondent Jeremy Scahill had exposed the key role played by the current US War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in restoring diplomatic relations with Iraq in 1984.
We asked Jeremy Scahill who is in Baghdad to take us back to that period by following the trail of gifts given to the Iraqi leader by Ronald Reagan and other US officials, in the latest installment of Democracy Now!’s exclusive Iraq Journal from Jeremy and filmmaker Jacquie Soohen.