January 28, 2004

“IRAQI GOVT. PAPERS: SADDAM BRIBED CHIRAC” — Hmm. First the BBC, now this:

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 28 (UPI) — Documents from Saddam Hussein’s oil ministry reveal he used oil to bribe top French officials into opposing the imminent U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.. . . .

Such evidence would undermine the French position before the war when President Jacques Chirac sought to couch his opposition to the invasion on a moral high ground.

Gee, do you think?

UPDATE: More here. Can this be true? We’ll have to wait and see.

Gustave La Joie: “Corruption scandal? Which corruption scandal?”