Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Oil for Food Scandal

The allegation that Saddam Hussein gave bribes and kickbacks to the UN officials and other diplomats is beginning to unravel. As Josh Marshall notes:
that charge stems entirely from a series of documents discovered by members of Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress.

Those documents have yet to be given to the Volcker investigation and may never be. Perhaps this criticism of the UN was premature.

2 comments:

Dustin said...

Don't see much mention of Ahmed Chalabi's name in these articles although I do see lots of mention of Iraqi government documents. But then again I'm sure that Bush planted them after he removed all evidence of all the oil he was getting for this war.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20040321-101405-2593r.htm
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/WNT/Investigation/oil_for_food_ripoff_040420-1.html

Kendall said...

I hadn't heard that that was how it worked. Now we know.