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  • Thursday, March 31, 2005

    Independent Inquiry For Thee, Not For Me

    The second report from the independent inquiry into the UN's OFF program has been released. The result? Kofi Annan was not complicit in any wrongdoing, nor was his office, nor did he do anything that should cause him to resign. In standard GOP doublespeak of calling black "white" and up "down," Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) said the findings "point to one, and only one, outcome: his resignation. Now, if only we could have a few more independent inquiries... From American Progress: INDEPENDENT INQUIRY FOR THEE, NOT FOR ME

    Unlike the United Nations, which spearheaded an independent investigation of oil-for-food, the Bush administration has: 1) failed to properly investigate $8.8 billion in Iraqi oil revenues (twice the amount Saddam Hussein was thought to have gained from oil-for-food kickbacks) that the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority can no longer account for; 2) failed to organize an overarching, independent investigation into detainee abuse scandals at U.S. prisons, nearly a year after the Abu Ghraib photos were released; 3) declined to take part in the whistle-blower case against Custer Battles, the firm accused of defrauding U.S. taxpayers of $50 million in Iraq reconstruction funds; and 4) granted Halliburton early access to damning audits of its business practices in Iraq so it could scrub out the parts it didn't like.

    5 Comments:

    At 3/31/2005 08:33:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Yes, certainly sounds like hypocrisy to me djeb. Amazing, an independent inquiry finds Annan not guilty of any wrongdoing and some right wing extremist calls for him to resign. Whereas, we all know about the wrongdoings of the Bush regime, and yet those impeachment proceedings haven't started yet.

     
    At 4/02/2005 03:26:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    No comment from others, apparently. Kinda like the "liberal media" debunking piece...

     
    At 4/04/2005 03:21:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Might be too embarrassing to quote on...

     
    At 4/04/2005 05:08:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Strange, still no comments from any of the various "anonymous" here.

     
    At 4/05/2005 09:36:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Because it is too embarrassing.

     

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