Friday, January 30, 2004

They Weren't Kidding When They Said No Blood for Oil

All those anti-war people kept screaming "No Blood for Oil" with regards to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Well, what they meant was they didn't want U.S. troops and Iraqi freedom fighters to shed their blood removing Saddam because then they'd have to give up their bloated oil bribes. Zeyad from Healing Iraq has a list of the individuals and entities that received oil bribes under Saddam's regime in violation of international law. Let's see...who received the most? Looks like Russia (even the Orthodox church!) benefited the most by far, but so did France, China, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Indonesia,Turkey, Ukraine, etc. etc. Well, color me surprised.

Update: Here's a link to an article in the Weekly Standard that discusses the links between Scott Ritter, former U.N. arms inspector, and Saddam's blood money.

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