Thursday, October 07, 2004
When Bill Gertz speaks...
Bill Gertz is the acclaimed national security correspondent for the Washington Times. His sources are, unlike Dan "Stark Raving Naked" Rather, unimpeachable. He knows his stuff.
His latest article in the Washington Times is a scathing indictment of Iraq, the United Nations Oil for Food Program, and last but not least, France. It details how Saddam paid off French officials, up to and including the Defense Minister, the Interior Minister, and people close to Jacques Chirac. The details of this report are scathing. Read the whole thing.
Then ask yourself, could the completely corrupt UN Oil for Food Program, which was in place until the fall of Saddam in 2003, have anything to do with the reluctance of the French and other European nations to participate in the liberation of Iraq? Could it be that the leaders of said countries were lining their pockets with illicitly obtained oil wealth and didn't want the tap to be shut off?
Corruption at the highest levels of France and the UN? I'm shocked, and appalled.