This 2000 TIME article had NOTHING to do with our invasion and occupation of Iraq.
"Europe's dream of promoting the euro as a competitor to the U.S. dollar may get a boost from SADDAM HUSSEIN. 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 82[cents]. Iraq says it will no longer accept dollars for oil because it does not want to deal "in the currency of the enemy."
So Iran says mee too
"Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the replacement of the US dollar by the euro in the country's foreign exchange accounts.
The September 12 edict was issued following a decision by the trustees of the country's foreign reserves, Mehr News Agency reported."
I also heard that Kadafi (spelling?, I am too lazy to look up and I don't care), said the USA is buying viruses to sell the citizens (consumers/eaters) with the cure.
No Link I heard this from some speaker box somewhere.