Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Oil For Food Draws First Blood! erra shackles

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Oil For Food Draws First Blood! erra shackles

Iraqi-Born U.S. Citizen Charged in Investigation of U.N.'s Oil-for-Food Program

That citizen is Samir Vincent, the first official criminal of the UN Oil For Food Scandal.

I hate this scandal because it is just another attempt at right wingers to undermine this great institution.

It is the only institution that is dedicated to world peace and holding tyrants accountable for war crimes etc. (at least in theory it is)

While the jury is still out on how much was squandered away another scandal which isnt being covered at all is how much money the Coalition Provisional Authority has already skimmed from the US budget (this has already been calculated at anywhere from 9 to 20 billion missing dollars).

What is amazing is that since this is solely US Tax payer dollar there isn't more insight by the press and outrage by the people.

Either way Silflay Hraka has a great profile of our first criminal in the UN OFF scandal.