(AP) The value of U.S. exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during President Bush’s years in office even as he pressed for tougher international limits on trade and accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists.
Records show that at least $148,000 of weapons and other unspecified military gear has been sent to Iran. The Bush administration has a mixed record on prosecuting companies that violate trade sanctions with Iran. At least $59 million in civil and criminal penalties have been collected but the Bush administration has allowed to statue of limitation to run out in at least 25 other cases.
This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast July 8, 2008.