Monday, January 27, 2003

Powell claims Saddam has 'clear ties' to al-Qaeda
"In his address, Powell said: "We continue to reserve our sovereign right to take military action on Iraq alone or in a coalition of the willing," Powell told the gathering of global political and business leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. This is not about (UN weapons) inspectors finding smoking guns. It is about Iraq's failure to tell the inspectors where to find its weapons of mass terror."

"Powell's hard-hitting comments today provoked criticism from Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Amnesty International, pessimism from King Abdullah II of Jordan and praise from US businessmen. Powell's speech met with a standing ovation from the first 10 rows of his audience, which were packed with US politicians and executives. The rest of the large conference hall stayed seated."

What a scene that would be, 10 rows of US politicians and executives telling us all who they are and where they stand, the American military/corporate/political complex, united in aggressive warfare, while the rest of the world sits back in horror.

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