Chrenkoff reads the Duelfer report and is reminded of the emiails we’ve all gotten from Nigeria, promising untold riches if we just fork over a little cash:

I have to confess I’m a bit of collector of Nigerian scam emails.
Judging by the recent revelations, quite a few foreign governments must have answered one of these emails:

“This letter might come as a surprise to you, as we are both complete strangers. I got your name and contacts from a business associate of mine who recommends you as a trustworthy person. Due to my position as President of the Republic of Iraq, and due to generosity of the United Nations, I’m in a position to search discreetly and diligently for a foreign partner that could assist us concerning a business matter, which will be of mutual benefit to all. We do require your assistance in the disposition of some US$10,000,000,000.00 (ten Billion United State Dollars) coming into our account as part of the Food For Oil programme.”

It was a scam, alright, but the proposal was real. You could even say that the email reproduced above is fake but accurate.


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