Sunday, December 05, 2004


Saddam Bankrolled His Friends, Of Course

This may be the biggest story of the year (it's certainly the most instructional), but I bet it's not on the front page of your daily paper.

In what may be the most shocking news to emerge from the already stunning Oil-for-Food scandal, investigators say that Saddam Hussein bankrolled key al-Qaida players in the late 1990s - a period of time when the terror group was planning the 9/11 attacks and the Iraqi dictator was ripping off billions from the U.N. program.

"Saddam had given $300,000 in cash to Ayman Al Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's number two man, in the spring of 1998," the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes told WABC Radio's Monica Crowley on Saturday.

"It's likely that Saddam was giving some of his [Oil-for-Food] money to al-Qaida."
When you blindly bankroll a genocidal dictator, you bankroll everything he does.

Hat Tip: Polipundit