Bottom line on Iraq turns out to be the bottom line

Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 1:00am

Sure, it's an irrefutable fact the world would be a better place without Saddam Hussein.

But the overarching mentality feeding the Bush administration's collective delusions can be found by looking to corporate America's bottom line. There's money to be made in post-war Iraq, and the sooner we get the pesky war over with, the sooner we (by which I mean George Bush's corporate cronies) can start making it.

The nugget of truth that former Bush economic guru Lawrence Lindsey let slip last fall shortly before he was shoved out the Oval Office door says it all. Lindsey admitted: "The successful prosecution of the war would be good for the economy."

To hell with worldwide protests and an Osama bin Laden giddy at the prospect of a united Arab world

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