Oil for Food Scandal

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    I've been following but have been skitish about posting. Though it may not seem like it, I do know that not everyone finds this stuff fascinating. WSJ and Rosett have been at the forefront of this:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/?id=110005349

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    Kathianne I have also been following although most TV news outlets seem suspiciously non forthcoming.. Wonder why:p:

    Print media is where you find most of the info, I have some interesting articles that I will post
     
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    Im also not crazy about the fact that there is only one man investigating this, seems he's refusing to co-operate with us.
     
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    William Safire of the NYT writes about this often, though no one else I know of has carried the banner of truth on this massive scandal.
     
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    Bonnie and Nato, you're both correct. It's not 'correct' to be hitting the UN really hard. Safire and Rosett are the two really digging. The UN has done everything to throw up roadblocks. The Senate is investigating and when they get blocked, they are not happy!

    The UN has placed one of the 'suspects' in charge of the commission.
     
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    And so the revolving door of misinformation goes round and round. A factor although surely not the largest factor I think is all the fear of self incrimination from top down, and the good ol boys club that once was the mighty UN is becoming unravelled.

    So blatant is the desire to cover Chirac's ass as well, which no one in the press even dares mention.
     
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    The covering has to do with Chirac/France, Germany, Russia, China, but also upper echelons of UN. Koffi's son and others. Ugly situation. Notice many in SC on list!
     

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