TITLE

SADDAM & CO

AUTHOR(S)
Zagorin, Adam
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Time;11/7/2005, Vol. 166 Issue 19, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Paul Volcker's report that detailed the private sector's role in the United Nations oil-for-food scandal. Some 4,500 companies were implicated in the report, which alleges that Russian, French and Chinese companies made the biggest share of illegal payments to the government of Saddam Hussein. The article reviews how kick backs were paid to the Hussein regime. The author suggests that few of the alleged wrongdoers are likely to be charged.
ACCESSION #
18698898

 

Related Articles

  • Saddam's Oily Deals. Hosenball, Mark // Newsweek;1/24/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 4, p48 

    Speculates whether Americans were profiting from the Oil-for-Food scandal in Iraq. Investigation by the U.S. government; Difficulties figuring out who profited from helping Saddam Hussein beat United Nations sanctions against his regime; Background on the program allowing Iraq to sell oil for...

  • Saddam's Oily Deals. Hosenball, Mark // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);1/24/2005 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 145 Issue 4, p25 

    Speculates whether Americans were profiting from the Oil-for-Food scandal in Iraq. Investigation by the U.S. government; Difficulties figuring out who profited from helping Saddam Hussein beat United Nations sanctions against his regime; Background on the program allowing Iraq to sell oil for...

  • NEW YORK DIARIST: Black Gold. Soussan, Michael // New Republic;5/31/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 20, p42 

    Provides a first-hand account of what went wrong with the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq. Description of a fuel shortage in Iraq in 1997 caused by oil smuggling; Details of a scheme by Saddam Hussein to extort kickbacks from his Oil-for-Food partners; Claim that the U.N. ignored...

  • Southfield developer named in report on oil-for-food scandal. Martinez, Michelle // Crain's Detroit Business;10/31/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 44, p30 

    This article reports that among the handful of Americans named by Paul Volcker of the United Nations, in his final report on the United Nations oil-for-food scandal is Shakir al-Khafaji, a Southfield developer with ties to Iraq. Volcker's report, released last Thursday, detailed the roughly $1.8...

  • Fooled for Oil. McGeary, Johanna // Time;4/11/2005, Vol. 165 Issue 15, p14 

    Focuses on the controversy surrounding the United Nation's "oil-for-food" program. Possible conflicts of interest in the hiring of Kojo Annan, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's son, by Cotecna, the Swiss company chosen under the oil-for-food program; Evidence that Saddam Hussein skimmed $2...

  • THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE. McGeary, Johanna; Michaels, Marguerite; Calabresi, Massimo; Zagorin, Adam; Thornburgh, Nathan; Crumley, Bruce; Gibson, Helen // Time;12/13/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 24, p26 

    Examines the controversy surrounding United Nations leader Kofi Annan's alleged management of the oil-for-food program during the reign of Saddam Hussein. Stories about suspicious payments to his son, Kojo, from a Swiss company which had a food-or-oil contract; Anger of some U.S. legislators for...

  • Against Farce.  // National Review;12/23/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 24, p14 

    This article discusses the plight of weapons inspectors from the United Nations (UN) to investigate the atomic, biological, and chemical weapons programs in Iraq. Iraq is in a curious position. The UN team is conducting aircraft patrolling, while UN bureaucrats, are keen to visit its military...

  • A tangled web, unraveled. Zuckerman, Mortimer B. // U.S. News & World Report;4/26/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 14, p76 

    Comments on allegations that at least $10 billion funneled into an oil-for-food program overseen by the United Nations, which was supposed to be used by deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to buy food and medicine for the Iraqi people, went into the pockets of political operators. Details of...

  • Bombs, Then Building. Hirsh, Michael // Newsweek;3/31/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 13, p44 

    Focuses on the outlook for post-war Iraq and the role of the United States after the ouster of Saddam Hussein. Discussion of a plan for accelerated nation-building that is supported by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; Role for the United Nations in humanitarian assistance; Topics of the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics