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JOHN KERRY'S 'ALLIES' BOUGHT AND PAID FOR
New York Post ^ | 10/08/04

Posted on 10/07/2004 11:19:11 PM PDT by kattracks

October 8, 2004 -- The national media are busy trumpet ing the news that the chief U.S. weapons inspector, Charles Duel fer, found no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Which is hardly news, right?

But there is news — real news — in Duelfer's 1,200-page report.

It tells the tale of how Saddam Hussein, clinging to power, enlisted top U.N. officials to help him bribe leaders of those European nations so dear to John Kerry's heart into ending tough economic sanctions against Iraq.

Whereupon Saddam planned to resume his decades-long quest for WMDs.

And he almost succeeded.

What stopped him?

The attacks of 9/11 — which prompted determined leaders like President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair finally to confront the threat Saddam represented — as Duelfer's report confirms.

The key was the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program — meant to provide relief for Saddam's suffering millions, but, in the event, one of the most corrupt "humanitarian" undertakings in history.

It provided almost no help to the Iraqi people, but rather gave Saddam nearly $11 billion in hard currency — cash used to bribe foreign officials into a gradual loosening of sanctions.

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Once the sanctions were gone, said Duelfer, Saddam could have had a biological weapons "within a few weeks."

"What is clear is that Saddam retained his notions of use of force" and "had experiences that demonstrated the utility of WMD," said Duelfer. (This, after all, was a man who'd already used poison gas against both Iranian soldiers and Kurdish women and children.)

Also clear, according to the report, is that "Saddam never abandoned his intentions to resume a chemical weapons effort when sanctions were lifted and conditions were judged favorable."


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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kerryforeignpolicy; oilforfood

1 posted on 10/07/2004 11:19:11 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Speaking of the coalition of the bribed and coerced.


2 posted on 10/07/2004 11:23:06 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Please don't put me on your ping list just because I replied to one of your posts. Thank you.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Speaking of a coalition of the bribed and coerced.

Why that sure IS an accurate assessment of the relationship between Sadaam and the UN higher-ups: bribed integrity and coerced involvement.

3 posted on 10/07/2004 11:34:59 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: kattracks

That ought to be a Bush attack line Friday night. Along with 'My opponents proposed foreign policy doctorine is already a failure. France and Germany have already refused his invitation to a 'Grand Diversion''


4 posted on 10/07/2004 11:50:08 PM PDT by madison46 (Give IRAN nuke fuel?? Your nutz)
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To: kattracks

Unbelievable! Saddam could bribe a lot of people with 11 billion dollars, including several of the weapons inspectors. Scott Ritter for example.


5 posted on 10/07/2004 11:57:28 PM PDT by Mogollon
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To: kattracks
In the 1st debate sKerry stated he would have built a better coalition for the Iraq mission by bribing them:

Kerry: "What do you need, what do you need now, how much more will it take to get you to join us? we'd be in a stronger place today."

6 posted on 10/08/2004 12:30:17 AM PDT by There's millions of'em (Please give the mic to Terayza...)
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To: madison46

"France and Germany have already refused his invitation to a 'Grand Diversion"

And Iran has refused his offer to GIVE them nuclear material as a "test" to see if they would make weapons.
WTF is THAT all about?? Just GIVE an enemy of this country nuclear material as a test?? So that then they'll like us enough to let us monitor them?? I KNOW Lurch is an idiot, but I didn't know that he is a COMPLETELY INSANE idiot!!! I guess thats called a "global test" huh?


7 posted on 10/08/2004 12:37:48 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: libs_kma

Check out my tag line. My thoughts exactly. Wish Bush would bring that up..sheeze


8 posted on 10/08/2004 12:39:32 AM PDT by madison46 (Give IRAN nuke fuel?? Your nutz)
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To: kattracks
When this is brought up tonight, Bush should state:

I'm forced to wonder whether my opponent's stated positions are formulated because they're what's right for the United States or whether he's pandering to the anti-war crowd merely to get elected.

9 posted on 10/08/2004 4:35:12 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More ( Kerry is the Hanoi candidate)
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