Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, February 24, 2003

Iraq is disappointed by the lack of Arab support for their position.

Iraq is disappointed with other Arab nations for not giving Baghdad stronger support in the standoff over its weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqi vice president said Monday at a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said even some U.S. allies meeting at the summit were more outspoken in support of Iraq than Arab countries were.

"The weakest position is the Arab position," Ramadan said. "There's no official support from the Arabs."

Could it be because they know that once Iraq possesses nuclear weapons they will be invaded?

Also at the NAM meeting Mohammed Mahathir is now claiming that the West is using the War on Terror to recolonize the Third World.

But he went a step further Monday, saying powerful countries "no longer respect borders, international laws or simple moral values," and are starting "a revival of the old European trait of wanting to dominate the world."

"The expression of this trait invariably involves injustice and oppression of people of other ethnic origins and colors," he said. "It is no longer just a war against terrorism. It is in fact a war to dominate the world."

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