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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

              Bribed and Coerced
There really is a "coalition of the bribed and coerced", but it isn't the one that John Kerry is talking about. Captain Ed links to an article from The Scotsman detailing the report of the Iraq Survey Group.
Saddam Hussein believed he could avoid the Iraq war with a bribery strategy targeting Jacques Chirac, the President of France, according to devastating documents released last night.

Memos from Iraqi intelligence officials, recovered by American and British inspectors, show the dictator was told as early as May 2002 that France - having been granted oil contracts - would veto any American plans for war.
A memo sent to Saddam dated in May last year from his intelligence corps said they met with a "French parliamentarian" who "assured Iraq that France would use its veto in the UN Security Council against any American decision to attack Iraq."
Kerry continues to insist that he would have built a "true coalition", clearly implying that he would have brought France, Russia, and China on board. But from everything it is clear that this would have never have happened. Just today Kerry admitted that it is highly unlikely that he would be able to convince France or Germany to send troops to Iraq now. Yet at every opportunity Kerry and Edwards insist that they "have a plan" for Iraq. Well, what is it????

The only plan that Kerry has presented has been to withdraw troops starting as early as 6 months from now. This is a recipe for disaster. The only thing this "plan" would achieve is a civil war in Iraq and complete loss of US standing in the world. Terrorists will know that they can attack us with impunity, while Kerry tries to pass "global tests" given by "allies" who actively work against us.
|| Nudnik 11:01 PM
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