Well said. It was a total crock. The Qatar bid was assessed by the technical committee prior to the announcement as the "least advanced". The bright shiny video of the air-conditioned stadia was as real as the Millenium Falcon racing the Starship Enterprise. But FIFA can't back down now. They may do in 2 years on some other flimsy excuse and perhaps the Cup won't end up in Qatar. For the time being though, FIFA will continue to bury their heads in the Qatari sand.
Oh, Bill, you bet I do. But that's another forum - the one that is entitled "Everyone is too ashamed to admit they voted for Abbott..."
The 2022 World Cup was bought. Other votes have been controversial, but the biggest controversy up till 2010 was probably when Charlie Dempsey abstained from casting a deciding vote on the 2006 hosts. That is in no way comparable to what happened with the Qatar vote.