Thursday, August 26, 2004

You Can Trust the International Community
Keep your eyes on this:
The US claims Infobank was central to Saddam Hussein's scheme to divert more than $10 billion from the oil-for-food deal to the Iraq government...

Oil-for-food was supposed to reduce the impact of UN sanctions on Iraqis by allowing the country to sell oil on condition that the proceeds be used to provide food and medicine. It began in 1996 but is now under intense scrutiny after allegations that Iraqi officials demanded massive bribes from contractors running the scheme, while the UN took no action.

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