Prehaps it isn’t finding WMD that we should be concerned with in Iraq. I suspect over the next few months we’ll see more bombs like this one,
Iraqi govt. papers: Saddam bribed Chirac
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Documents from Saddam Hussein’s oil ministry reveal he used oil to bribe top French officials into opposing the imminent U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The oil ministry papers, described by the independent Baghdad newspaper al-Mada, are apparently authentic and will become the basis of an official investigation by the new Iraqi Governing Council, the Independent reported Wednesday.
French diplomats have dismissed any suggestion their foreign policy was influenced by payments from Saddam, but some European diplomats have long suspected France’s steadfast opposition to the war was less moral than monetary.
“Oil runs thicker than blood,” is how one former ambassador put his suspicions about the French motives for opposing action against Saddam.