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moodforaday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 03:13 PM
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26. In all fairness
Edited on Sat May-12-07 03:14 PM by marekjed
In all fairness, when * said "money trumps peace", he wasn't promoting that view. He was responding to a quesiton about European countries specifically, some of which trade with Iran, making it difficult to impose consistent sanctions:


BUSH: It's an interesting question. One of the problems, not specifically on this issue, just in general, that - let's put it this way: Money trumps peace, sometimes.

In other words, commercial interests are very powerful interests throughout the world. And part of the issue in convincing people to put sanctions on a specific country is to convince them that it's in the world's interest that they forego their own financial interest.

And that's why sometimes it's tough to get tough economic sanctions on countries, and I'm not making any comment about any particular country, but you touched on a very interesting point.


We know well that "money trumps peace" is practically Bush's mantra. All I am saying here is that this particular quote cannot be used as evidence of his attitude, because he appears to be lamenting it, not endorsing.

ed: typo
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