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Friday, November 12, 2004
News You Haven't Heard
Senator Norm Coleman's letter to Kofi Annan on behalf of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations;
As you know, there are allegations of misconduct and mismanagement by the U.N. and/or its agents, including allegations of bribery, conflict of interest and fraud. The recently published report by Charles Duelfer...revealed additional evidence that Benon Sevan, Executive Director of the U.N. Office of the Iraq program, may have received oil allocations from the government of Iraq. Accordingly, these allegations have raised serious questions concerning the management of the U.N. OFF program and the U.N.'s capacity to enforce a similar sanctions regime in the future.
In light of those concerns, we requested your consent to interview key U.N. personnel and review related documents.... In your response of September 29th, you declined to produce the requested documents and U.N. personnel.
We are troubled by your response for a number of reasons...
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Funny that. I wonder why our Senate does for a committee to investigate misuse of Canadian tax-payers' generosity.
Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-11-12 11:24:12 AM
"Does not" "form" a committee... Mental note: type slower when typing in bitter sarcasm!
Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-11-12 11:25:29 AM
I am sure more Canadians are interested in the
U.N.'s corruption. We just do not ever go
there to read any comments from any Canadians.
They simply blame America for everything and
leave it at that. Why should we try to learn
about the world situation? We have nothing in
the way of offering any type of real help and
certainly no power and our having no respect from
the world regarding our military or our intelligence who would listen? C. Parrish?
Posted by: Carole | 2004-11-13 2:26:35 PM
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