Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Iraq and France Working To Undermine Oil-for-Food from the Start?

From the Wikipedia overview of the Oil-for-Food program:

"The Oil-for-Food Programme (Oil-for-Food Program in American English),
established by the United Nations in 1996 and terminated in
late 2003, was intended to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange
for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs for ordinary Iraqi citizens without allowing Iraq to rebuild its military. The program was introduced by the US Clinton
Administration
in 1995 that nevertheless opposed the further liberalization
of the proposal pursued by Iraq and France."


So, even before the program was approved, IRAQ and FRANCE were working together to further liberalize the program. Any doubts that was because they saw opportunity for extreme graft?

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