The Saddam Bribery System

The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has released its “Report on Oil Allocations Granted to Charles Pasqua & George Galloway.” The report was embargoed until midnight (EDT), but the London Times has the story: “Galloway was given Iraq oil allocations, says Senate report.” Here is the press release issued by subcommittee chairman Senator Norm Coleman:

Today Senators Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), issued a joint staff report disclosing evidence that the former French Minister of Interior Charles Pasqua and recently reelected member of the British Parliament George Galloway were granted lucrative oil allocations under the United Nations Oil for Food Program (OFF).
The program was designed to permit Iraq to sell its oil and use those proceeds to purchase food, medicines, and other humanitarian goods for its people. As PSI

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