Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Who armed Iraq?

Despite what you may have thought, the US was never a major contributor to arming Iraq. I can hardly blame you for thinking they were, what with all the liberal web sites falling over themselves to talk about the hypocrisy of first supporting Saddam and then wanting to take him out. What they always fail to mention is any actual evidence of this support.

In fact, it's just one of those lines that gets repeated so much that people just begin to believe it. The Command Post has a great chart showing just how much 'support' the US gave to Iraq under Saddam's rule. I think you'll be surprised (hint, it's just a couple below international powerhouse, Denmark).

Ranting Screed has the numbers broken down by the actual equipment sold.


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