Our readers speak out
Thursday, May 29, 2003
World indebted to Bush, coalition fighters President Bush and the coalition gave Saddam Hussein ample time to "hide" or maybe ship to Iran or some other terrorist nation weapons of mass destruction. The real "victory" is getting rid of an evil empire that has been raping Iraq's "black gold" for the benefit of Hussein.
The allied coalition's successful occupation has stopped Saddam's black market oil through Turkey to refineries in France, Germany and Russia. This was well documented (albeit a little late) in a CBS "60 Minutes" program a few weeks ago. Cleverly camouflaged oil drums were being shipped by semi-truckloads on a regular basis with the profits going into Hussein's worldwide bank accounts. Undoubtedly some of this money supported the terrorism organizations such as al-Qaida.
It isn't too difficult to understand now why Turkey wouldn't cooperate with us as well as France, Germany and Russia as Turkey was bribed and the oil was going to refineries in France, Germany and Russia.
The world should be grateful for President Bush and the coalition's action of better late than never.
Strangers locate lost dog in Billings A big thank you to the couple on Avenue D for finding my dog. In the excitement, I didn't get their names. I hope they see this so they know how happy I was to get her back.