quasi in rem

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Color me shocked! Chagrined even! Bribed? The French? C'est ne pas possible!

Interest!ALERT: Quality Content: "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."

""Oil runs thicker than blood," is how one former ambassador put his suspicions about the French motives for opposing action against Saddam."

And in case you were wondering what other countries were in the Coalition of the Drilling?

Well Al-Mada's list cites a total of "46 individuals, companies and organizations inside and outside Iraq as receiving Saddam's oil bribes, including officials in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Sudan, China, Austria and France, as well as the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian Communist Party, India's Congress Party and the Palestine Liberation Organization."

Maybe that's why there is no oil left to pay off the war debt and reconstruction.


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