The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Saddam's French connection
I never saw this coming:Saddam paid off French leaders
Saddam Hussein used a U.N. humanitarian program to pay $1.78 billion to French government officials, businessmen and journalists in a bid to have sanctions removed and U.S. policies opposed, according to a CIA report made public yesterday.
The cash was part of $10.9 billion secretly skimmed from the U.N. oil-for-food program, which was used by Iraq to buy military goods, according to a 1,000-page report by the CIA-led Iraqi Survey Group.
The French - selling their Security Council veto to the highest bidder?