As the world stands on the brink of terrible conflict
and massive bloodshed, everyone's thoughts naturally turn to
one thing - money. Those still bleating about the legality and
morality of war in Iraq are missing the point - there's hard
cash to be won. Online betting firm Tradesport is offering
options on the length of time Saddam Hussein will remain in
office. Assassination, coup or total war could trigger a
windfall for some lucky punter. I'm not sure what the
restrictions are on players, but judging by last week's state
of the union address, I wouldn't be surprised if there'd been a
flutter or two from the vicinity of the White House. Makes a
change from oil futures.
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