Skip to comments.Setting the Record Straight on Who Armed Saddam
Posted on 04/28/2003 7:55:19 AM PDT by Jackson003
Are you as weary as I am of hearing those who opposed the war with Iraq repeat the phrase America armed Saddam?
Well, take a short trip with me down memory lane to the halls of the United Nations. Do you remember all that whining and gnashing of teeth among the assembled states on the U.N. Security Council last fall and again this winter over the warmongering Americans and our cowboy president?
Do you remember the nations who protested the loudest? Do you remember what they said? Something about, give inspections a chance (read give appeasement a chance).
The people protesting the loudest included the Germans, the Russians, the Chinese and, of course, our old friends, the French. With everything in their diplomatic arsenal, these nations stood in the way of removing Saddam Hussein. France, realizing it could not persuade the Bush administration to continue waiting on Han Blix to find something, even threatened to veto any resolution to use force against the Iraqi tyrant.
And all the while, from the left, we heard the refrain, America armed Saddam. Well, the truth can now be told. The current issue of The Weekly Standard, quoting from a study done by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, provides a breakdown of which nations supplied weapons to Iraq between 1973 and 2002.
Number one, by far, was the former Soviet Union (Russia) with a whopping 57 percent. Next came peace-loving France with 13 percent, followed by China at 12 percent, Czechoslovakia at 7 percent, Poland with 4 percent and Brazil with 2 percent.
Bringing up the rear were Egypt, Romania, Denmark, Libya and those warmongering cowboys, the United States of America, with a paltry 1 percent each.
(Excerpt) Read more at americandaily.com ...
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