March 28, 2004


The Age’s Roger Franklin explores the UN -- a bastard hive of turkey thieves and ham bandits who may have pocketed $11 billion worth of Iraqi oil for food money.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 28, 2004 02:29 AM

That's a good article. What's it doing in the Age?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 28, 2004 at 03:45 AM

The same article appeared in the New Zealand Herald as “Scams, Shams, and Kofi Annan” with two extra paragraphs at its end. Here are its final three.

George Bush rejected the request, saying the UN could have the money at the standard interest rate now being charged to American home-buyers.

As all the world knows, Bush doesn't have much of a way with words, which probably helped to keep the communications terse but diplomatic.

If the President was given to wit, he would have told Kofi Annan to get it from Saddam, who owes the UN big-time.

Posted by: ForNow at March 28, 2004 at 04:04 AM

Well, YAY for the Kiwis. Someone had fun writing that last paragraph.

Posted by: Sandy P. at March 28, 2004 at 03:02 PM

Those UN staffers didn't steal food from the cafeteria. Those were *plastic* turkeys and hams planted by the Bush administration to make the UN look like it was full of theiving hoards.

Posted by: Julia at March 29, 2004 at 03:01 AM