A Matter of Honor

Marianne Gasior blew the whistle on her employer because it was selling weapons-related goods to Iraq. Now she's threatening to reopen the Iraqgate scandal.

Nothing in Marianne Gasior's quiet life prepared her for the ordeal she has undergone in the past three years. The petite former attorney for Kennametal Inc., a Pennsylvania machine-tool maker, says she has been harassed, followed and even run off the road since she accused the company of illegally shipping metal-working equipment with military uses to Iraq. But Gasior has persisted in her whistle-blowing ways. She has now amassed evidence that, she says, threatens to expose the misdeeds of American companies as well as a vast Bush Administration cover-up of how scores of firms, some using U.S.-backed loans, helped build Saddam...

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