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Ted Mack
(full name: Edward Carrington Mack)
Australian politician, known in Australia as the "father of the independents"

(1933- )



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This war is about oil, because 40 per cent of the world's oil reserves are in this area. This war is about years of greed, of intrigue, of malevolence by local despots and the developed world. Saddam Hussein is a Frankenstein monster created over the last decade by the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other western European countries that supplied him with billions of dollars of armaments, and with the technology for chemical and nuclear warfare. France built Saddam's nuclear reactor. In the years 1983 to 1989, United States trade with Iraq increased from $571M to $3.6 billion. Only one month before the invasion, the United States Department of Commerce tried to push through a $7.6m deal to sell Iraq nuclear parts.
-- Speech, 22 January 1991, as he registered the only vote in the Australian Parliament against Australian involvement in the Gulf War


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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