complaining on deck this morning that Bolton isn't the man for the job at the UN........go Bolton.....clean house.
It's been over two years since the fall of Baghdad, but only now are we beginning to see why so many countries opposed the invasion of that terrorist state. And their opposition had nothing to do with sovereignty or even weapons of mass destruction. It was because they were on Saddam's payroll.
Today we learn that the Euro-Weenies were major beneficiaries of Saddam Hussein's largess. A committee in the United States Senate is doing the work that the United Nations would not: exposing those who were being bribed. They singled out two officials in particular. Former French Interior Minister and ally of the current French president, Charles Pasqua and British member of parliament George Galloway. By the way, Galloway was just re-elected to the House of Commons...he comes from a Muslim-dominated district and is quite the jihadist himself.
So how did the bribing work? Saddam issued his cronies "allocations" of barrels of oil. He did this to reward people for their pro-Iraq positions. Pasqua got 11 million barrels and Galloway got 20 million. Apparently Galloway got more because he actively campaigned for the lifting of sanctions on Iraq. He was also quite close to the butcher of Baghdad, meeting with Saddam and Tariq Aziz while they were still in power.
The more this is unraveled, the more they're going to find that those who opposed the war in Iraq did so because they were being bought and paid for by Saddam Hussein. The question is, just who else are they going to find with their hand in the pot?
Don't be surprised if this one leads right back to Kofi Annan
funny funny as time tells all