Europeans Giving Blood Money to Iraq Insurgents

ByABC News
March 21, 2006, 7:21 AM

March 21, 2006 — -- Posters showing an American soldier with blood spurting out of his head are being used by Iraqi insurgents to raise money in Europe.

The campaign is called "10 Euros for Resistance." That's about $12, and people in Italy and the Netherlands seem to be chipping in, according to Rep. Sue Kelly, R-N.Y.

"Ten euros for resistance, and people who are giving the money don't care if it buys weapons. It's all for the resistance," Kelly said.

Kelly says that the European countries where the campaign has been launched, as well as some in the Mideast, have done little to stop the fundraising.

"It makes me very angry that our supposed allies would be helping and not stop something like this Web site, '10 Euros for the Resistance.' It's wrong," she said.

The cash is moved to Iraq through Syria, helping the insurgents stay on the move, resupply and prepare new attacks on American soldiers, Kelly said.