September 18, 2004

Just one more item for the "Bush lied" crowd...

Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

...Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddam's overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda (search) that continued after billions of Oil-for-Food dollars began pouring into Saddam's coffers and Usama bin Laden (search) declared his infamous war on the U.S.

Now, buried in some of the United Nation's own confidential documents, clues can be seen that underscore the possibility of just such a Saddam-Al Qaeda link — clues leading to a locked door in this Swiss lakeside resort...

Next to that door, a festive sign spells out in gold letters under a green flag that this is the office of MIGA, the Malaysian Swiss Gulf and African Chamber (search). Registered here 20 years ago as a society to promote business between the Gulf States and Asia, Europe and Africa, MIGA is a company that the United Nations and the U.S. government says has served as a hub of Al Qaeda finance: A terrorist chamber of commerce...

The story shows a global tangle of terrorist evil, with Saddam probably contributing handsomely. Good thing we took him out. Good thing the appeasers weren't in power, and won't be for a long time.

(thanks to BroJudd)

Posted by John Weidner at September 18, 2004 7:46 PM
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