1. Weapons of Mass Deception: a hoax; a fraud; misleading propaganda

2. euros used to buy and sell petroleum; any attempt to challenge petrodollar hegemony
1. "...in light of the debate about Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), I wanted to share with the British public the reasons why I believe this issue to be a current and serious threat to the UK national interest." Tony Blair

2. “Iraq says that from now on, it wants payments for its oil in euros, despite the fact that the battered European currency unit, which used to be worth quite a bit more than $1, has dropped to about 82cents. Iraq says it will no longer accept dollars for oil because it does not want to deal "in the currency of the enemy."” Time Magazine, Nov. 13, 2000
by Peter K. Marx February 11, 2005
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