Thursday, May 12, 2005

US Senate Report Accuses Politicians of Iraq Corruption

A report just released by the US Senate claims that two politicians, one British and the other French, acted as middlemen for Saddam Hussein while the oil-for-food programme was running and were rewarded with profits from oil sales.

No evidence is given in the report of the two accused actually receiving any money and George Galloway, a staunch anti-Iraq war supporter and former Labour MP in the Blair government, denies all allegations of wrong-doing.

Galloway, who last week won a parliamentary seat in the national elections on an anti-war ticket, said "These are the same false allegations which are still the subject of a libel action with the Daily Telegraph - so far I'm £1.6m up".


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