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Thursday, May 12, 2005
Panel: European Pols Took Saddam Bribes
UNITED NATIONS — Two European politicians received millions of barrels of Iraqi oil in exchange for their support of Saddam Hussein's regime, a U.S. Senate committee probing corruption in the U.N. Oil-for-Food program found. The report, released late Wednesday, accused British lawmaker George Galloway and former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua accepted oil allocations under the Oil-for-Food scheme.
This is truly nauseating. You remember George Galloway? Another article reminds us:
Former Labour Party Parliament Member George Galloway, who was removed from the party in 2003 for his strong opposition to the Iraq war, has regained a seat in Britain's House of Commons. Galloway was thrown out after an infamous meeting with Saddam Hussein shortly before the war, in which Galloway told Hussein, "I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability." So he joined the "Respect Party" and ran on an anti-war platform in a largely Muslim district, handing Labour its first defeat in that district since 1945."
So the most vocal European voices against the war were making a lot of money by having Saddam in power. Nice. That underlines Blair’s extraordinary bravery for standing up to his party and standing with the US.

Oh, and George Bush hasn’t sent me a million barrels of oil to say this.
Well, I can see this has generated a firestorm of controversy. I really don't know which comment to react to first.

Please, everyone, settle down.
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