Which Is The Bigger Scandal

The handling of the UN’™s Oil for Food program or the Iraq CPA’™s handling of US and Iraqi funds?

Well you’™d think from all the blathering that’™s been done in minute detail that the Oil for Food program was a blackhole of corruption – now granted there was and has been waste and fraud – ( [...]

Commentary By: sukabi

The handling of the UN’™s Oil for Food program or the Iraq CPA’™s handling of US and Iraqi funds?

Well you’™d think from all the blathering that’™s been done in minute detail that the Oil for Food program was a blackhole of corruption – now granted there was and has been waste and fraud – ( most notably by US businesses/men ‘” but we don’™t talk about that in ‘œpolite company’ ), but it pales in comparison to and is but a tiny speck of the corruption, incompetence, fraud and out right theft that has occurred under the ‘œwatchful’ eye of our administration.

Ian Williams of the Deadline Pundit weighs in with his perspective:

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For a year every minute item about the Oil For Food Program has been bellowed breathlessly from the conservative media.

And suddenly, there is silence. Last month Kojo Annan, son of Kofi ,was awarded large damages against the Murdoch-owned London Sunday Times, which has to admit that its story connecting him to Oil For Food contracts had no substance. You did not see the story on Fox, MSNBC, or any of the usual cabal.

In December, the US charged two colonels who had worked for the ‘Coalition Provisional Authority’™ with accepting bribes of $200,000 a month for steering contracts to companies that were seemingly just shells. They worked with someone whom the Coalition Provisional Authority hired as comptroller with a budget of $82 million – despite a previous felony conviction for fraud.

It did not make the headlines. Senator Norm Coleman and Congressman Henry Hyde did not call for the resignation of the chief executive of the organization involved, one George W. Bush.

And no one mentioned that much of the money involved presumably came from the $10 billion surplus that the UN Oil For Food Fund had handed over to the Development Fund for Iraq, controlled by the CPA. During its blessedly short life span, the American dominated CPA spent nearly $20 billion of the $23.34 billion of Iraqi funds it had under its control for just over a year. It spent just $300 million of the US taxpayer funding pledges of $18.4 billion for Iraq’™s reconstruction.

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That’™s just a small taste of a very detailed article, the whole thing is worth reading as it details connections that the ‘œMSM’ has willfully failed to report on. Oh, a bit further on in the article is this little tidbit:

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Saturday, December 31st, 2005 by Richard Blair |

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