Friday, October 08, 2004

Bribery and Intentions

So, yesterday the Iraq Survey Group -- which was/is responsible for finding WMDs in Iraq -- released its long-awaited, 1000 page report.

Now, if all your news comes from the MSM -- like this AP story -- then you're bound not to hear certain things, like the fact that Saddam bribed politicians, journalists, and anyone else he thought would help him get rid of the sanctions on Iraq. Specifically, he went after France, Russia, and China, three countries which -- surprise! -- happen to have veto power on the UN Security Council.

In addition, the ISG found that Saddam's intent was that once sanctions were gone, he would begin -- again -- to actually develop WMDs, because the infrastructure for their production remained.

Again, though, you won't hear much of that from the MSM.

But if you read Instapundit, Redstate, Power Line, The Corner, and Claudia Rosett, you'll already know that and the many details I omitted for brevity's sake.

Relatedly, I highly recommend the documentary on Kerry's various positions on Iraq as found here.

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