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THE FLEECING OF IRAQ
New York Post ^ | 4/22/04 | MICHAEL SOUSSAN

Posted on 04/22/2004 12:52:57 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:21:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

April 22, 2004 -- THE House International Relations Committee opened its hearings on the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal yesterday. Will we learn just who profited at the expense of the Iraqi people? The full answer may well resemble Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express." The classic "whodunit," in which it turns out everybody "did it," is a perfect model for understanding what happened to Iraq's national resources during the sanctions: Most of the international community was in on the fleecing of Iraq.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hearings; iraq; oilforfood; un

1 posted on 04/22/2004 12:52:57 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
They wonder why the kickbacks suddenly became a scandal in 2004 when everybody knew about them all along.

Most of us are not well connected government crooks, and so did not know all along. Now that we have heard though, we are jusifiably outraged.

2 posted on 04/22/2004 1:14:03 AM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound
They wonder why the kickbacks suddenly became a scandal in 2004 when everybody knew about them all along.

It couldn't be that they denied it all along...

3 posted on 04/22/2004 1:28:09 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: DB
It couldn't be that they denied it all along...

That couldn't be it; that would mean they've changed their story and might be lying.

4 posted on 04/22/2004 1:45:02 AM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound
Tish Durkin wrote about this scandal back in 2002. Congress can't read? What did they know, and when did they know it? They could've helped to put a stop to this back then. Makes one wonder if there was some incentive for them to turn a blind eye...
5 posted on 04/22/2004 4:38:29 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: kattracks
Is it possible that the media critical mass of the Iraq Oil for Food stories has begun?
6 posted on 04/22/2004 6:46:33 AM PDT by lightning
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