Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Saddam’s Gifts

I always had the impression that other governments couldn't operate from the high moral ground they claimed in their opposition to the continuation of the war with Iraq.

It just so happens that Germany, France, and Russia had great interests in keeping Saddam in power, which is a morally inferior position to tolerating collateral deaths in taking military action.

This might be obvious, but the story above makes it clear: Saddam helped his supporters with lucrative oil contracts and money. "No blood for oil" indeed does have a nice ring to it as a rallying cry when it actually has facts behind it...

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