It’s only money

Just when you thought the rape and pillage of Iraq had been taken as far as it could possibly go, Iraq gets asked to cover the costs of the Bush administration’s lies.

Iraq has been forced to pay US$10 billion a year to the US-led team searching for weapon’s of mass destruction, even after it emerged that such stockpiles did not exist, a US Congressional report has found.

The Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security report by the Congressional Report Service notes that The formal US-led WMD search ended December 2004 but the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) is still formally active.

So at best, the US has admitted to being wrong about WMD and invading/destroying a country because of that “mistake”, but it’s the Iraqi people who have to pay the damages. What more proof do we need that 9/11 really did create a tear in the space time continuum? You may recall a few years ago, David Blunkett arguing that a number of individuals who had been falsely imprisoned (and subsequently awarded compensation), should be billed for the costs of their incarceration, and now this?

Orwell on crack couldn’t have made this stuff up.

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