Friday, November 18, 2005
Shocking news: France scammed Iraqi oil for food program
I took Saddam's cash, admits French envoy
By Francis Harris in Washington and David Rennie in Brussels
One of France's most distinguished diplomats has confessed to an investigating judge that he accepted oil allocations from Saddam Hussein, it emerged yesterday.
Jean-Bernard Mérimée is thought to be the first senior figure to admit his role in the oil-for-food scandal, a United Nations humanitarian aid scheme hijacked by Saddam to buy influence.
The money was used to renovate a holiday home he owned in southern Morocco. At the time, Mr Mérimée was a special adviser to Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general.
Of course, and there's no doubt, Kofi Annan is clean as a whistle...yeah, right. Seriously, though, Kofi's in this scandal up to his eyeballs, but he hates America so it doesn't matter. Remember, it's America that's the evil in the world, according the socialists inside and outside the U.S. Besides, this is all Bush's fault!