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U.S. had role in Iraq's chemical weapons

U.S. had role in Iraq's chemical weapons

I want my local newspaper to be fearless and to report the unvarnished truth. I am aware that opinion writers have a different role from reporters. However, in expressing an opinion, one must place everything on the table. This came to mind when I read Jules Witcover's commentary, "Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument" (Oct. 21). Mr. Witcover indicates that the New York Times discovered that U.S. troops during the invasion of Iraq were not informed that they were handling dangerous chemicals and then suffered serious injuries. It seems these were "nerve or mustard gas weapons." Unfortunately, the opinion writer failed to indicate where these chemical...