Sunday, October 23, 2005

Short political "duh" post

I would much rather post about things like The Reverend Horton Heat and guitars and quizzes and such, but occasionally something flies into my policitical/news/serious radar and I feel I must comment. Today something smacked me right in the face.

You happen to remember that war we're involved in? You know, the one where they said we were stopping WMDs and terrorists sponsors? Guess what, while we may not have found the WMDs originally thought (though there are many military folks who served there that will debate that), this just came out today:

U.N. Procurement Scandal: Ties to Saddam and Al Qaeda

...New details of how dark the scandal could prove to be have emerged from the private sale of IHC on June 3, 2005, just as the procurement scandal was about to break. It now appears that while doing business with the U.N., IHC had links both to Saddam Hussein’s old sanctions-busting networks, and to a Liechtenstein-based businessman, Engelbert Schreiber, Jr., known among other things for his ties to a figure designated by the U.N. itself as a financier of Al Qaeda.

Who does this surprise?

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