Jewish World Review April 16, 2003 / 14 Nisan, 5763

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Russia, France and Germany: Not stupid, just immoral | Remember last month when France, Russia, and Germany played the role of the three stooges for Saddam's regime? Well, now that Iraq's intelligence agencies have been reduced to rubble, we're pulling together evidence that proves that these three stooges weren't so stupid after all - just immoral opportunists who made big bucks off of Saddam's bloody regime.

If you want to know how they did it, here's the real deal.

This week, EVIDENCE was unearthed in Baghdad showing a direct link between Russia and the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Not surprised? Well, neither am I. Russia has always been spending blood money for years. But even I was shocked that the "London Telegraph" got their hands on documents that proved that Russia spied on Tony Blair and then passed that information on to Iraq.

Now, equally troubling is the fact the Russians also trained Iraq's police state thugs and they even passed along the name of 3,000 assassins who could be used to kill British and American political leaders.

Just for your information, the "San Francisco Chronicle" has also found documents that the former Iraqi intelligence headquarters linking Russia with the training of Saddam's security service thugs.

These discoveries prove once again what we've known for a long time: That Russia is no friend of the United States and that Vladimir Putin is a KGB thug who's going to do whatever he can do to raise his country's pathetic standing on the world stage - even if that means stabbing us in the back.

As for France, Mr. Chirac has proven once again that while freedom isn't free for the rest of us, it is for France. They also stand on the sidelines when it comes to being counted, but they profit handsomely when it's time to trade with global madmen like Saddam Hussein. And, of course, Germany made their millions by building those Hitler-style bunkers for Saddam and his sick sons.

Russia, France, and Germany, they're not the three stooges, they're just immoral. This weekend's news reminds us again that they're not now, nor have they ever been neutral in our war of liberation in Iraq. Instead, they've quietly been in Saddam Hussein's corner from Day 1.

That's why I believe that any leftist who's still out there suggesting that these countries should have any say in Iraq's reconstruction are not only naive, they're dangerous.

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Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) serves as a regular contributor to MSNBC, providing on-air commentary and analysis. He also serves as host on MSNBC Reports. Comment by clicking here.

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