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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:05 PM
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Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:13 PM by tlcandie

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week announced an independent inquiry into what role U.N. officials may have played in the alleged diversion of $10.1 billion from the program to Saddam Hussein's government.

Under the program begun in December 1996 and ended last November, Iraq was allowed to sell unlimited quantities of oil provided the money went primarily to buy humanitarian goods and pay reparations to the victims of the 1991 Gulf War.

Many lawmakers have expressed skepticism about the United Nations' ability to create an independent panel that could implicate some of its own high-ranking officials. Senators emphasized Wednesday that U.N. credibility is at stake.

Interesting that US lawmakers don't think the UN can form a task force to review itself, yet this admin can?! :eyes:

EDIT: Should have checked . plz lock!!! dang it!! ARghhh
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