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This smells of opportunism?
September 20, 2001 5:09 PM   Subscribe

This smells of opportunism? Is the Iraqi government using our recent war fervor to lift their economic bans? We now have a new enemy, so the old ones are now our friends? Saddam's comment on humanitariasm simply makes me cringe.
posted by Benway (5 comments total)

 
There is a fairly strong belief now being looked at that Iraq was the funding behind the operations carried out by the broker Bin Laden, who used some three groups from different areas. If so, then Iraq is trying desperately to deflect what they assume will be our going after them, if for no other reason than to save face for Daddy Bush.
posted by Postroad at 5:53 PM on September 20, 2001


Saddam's comment on humanitariasm simply makes me cringe.

Maybe he had some kind of epiphany after seeing thousands of dead Kurds.

As far as giving up on our old enemy, we still have sanctions on Cuba and treat any country that trades with them like they just pee'd in the reflecting pool.
posted by skallas at 8:17 PM on September 20, 2001


I suspect it's Afganistan first; then Iraq. Good. Time to get it over with before the next plane has anthrax on it.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:20 PM on September 20, 2001


The reflecting pool is so dirty, how could one tell if someone peed in it?
posted by Potsy at 8:21 PM on September 20, 2001


Opportunism? It "smells" of a "leader" who is affraid he's next. Like Iraq might have aid we need.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:28 PM on September 20, 2001


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