There must be a press conference/photo-op for Jim Doyle in here somewhere.
Despite being a third of Bush's Axis of Evil, Iran has seen its imports from the United States rise
during the Bush years.U.S. exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more cigarettes to Iran — at least $158 million worth under Bush — than any other products.
Other surprising shipments to Iran during the Bush administration: brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics, fur clothing, sculptures, perfume, musical instruments and possibly even weapons. Top states shipping goods to Iran include California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of seven years of U.S. government trade data.
Woo hoo! That bull semen has to be from the Land of Cheese. How much bull semen has been sent over to Iran in the past several years? $18 million worth of the stuff.Iran is a top customer of Alta Genetics Inc., a Canadian company with an office in Watertown, Wis., that sells bull semen, used to produce healthier, more profitable cattle. "The animals we're working with are genetically superior to those in many parts of the world," said Kevin Muxlow, Alta's global marketing manager.
Since the Feds have no problem with companies selling aid and comfort (and F-14 parts) to Iran, why is Governor Doyle not touting the fact that we here in Wisconsin have the best experts on animal husbandry and the finest bull chowder in all the land?