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October 9, 2004

Speaking Truth to Conformity

Hats off to the editorial board of the Providence Journal. If only I could subscribe to just the section under these editors' control:

Actually, sanctions were already crumbling, because Saddam was bribing public officials and business people in various countries (especially France, China and Russia), as well as people in the United Nations -- which increasingly seems as much a festival of economic corruption as of hypocrisy. The U.N. "food-for-oil" program was an extraordinarily corrupt enterprise, which Saddam was manipulating, to, among other things, get back to making and stockpiling WMD. Not coincidentally, Security Council members France, China and Russia -- Saddam's major bribees in his partly successful efforts to get around the sanctions -- voted against U.S.-led efforts to get the United Nations to sign off on an invasion to enforce U.N. resolutions.
Posted by Justin Katz at October 9, 2004 12:56 AM
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I guess that's the part Kerry doesn't seem to get - France China and Russia are not gonna get on board with him, or anyone, if they are being bribed to do otherwise. You'd think, after accepting blood money from late-term infanticiders, he'd understand that.

Posted by: c matt at October 11, 2004 3:56 PM