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  • Iraq calls for wider oil-for-food probe

    02/04/2005 7:52:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 621+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/4/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraq called Friday for a widening of the investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the U.N. account that paid for administration of the humanitarian relief effort. Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie also reiterated the government's demand that the United Nations stop using oil-for-food money to pay for the independent investigation into the program led by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. "It is outrageous that Iraqi funds were mismanaged and then we have to pay for finding out about the mismanagement," he told a news conference a...
  • Very U.N.-Attractive - A leaked audit gives hints of the Oil-for-Food corruption.

    05/18/2004 9:08:50 PM PDT · by Shermy · 23 replies · 432+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | May 19, 2004 | Claudia Rosett
    In the scandal over the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, Kofi Annan's main line of defense has been that he didn't know. Perhaps he should take a closer look at internal U.N. Oil-for-Food audit reports, more than 50 in all, produced by his own Office of Internal Oversight Services--the same reports he's declined to share with the Security Council, or release to Congress. One of these reports has now leaked. It concerns the U.N. Secretariat's mishandling of the hiring of inspectors to authenticate the contents of relief shipments into sanctions-bound Iraq. (Obtained by a journalist specializing in the mining industry,...
  • POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

    09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 121 replies · 8,282+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddamís overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddamís coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S. Now, buried in some of...