April 29, 2004


Stand by for -- hopefully -- some lids to be lifted:

A former manager in the scandal-scarred oil for food program will tell Congress today how top U.N. officials running the program deliberately looked the other way, congressional officials said last night.

Frenchman Michael Soussan, a former program coordinator for the $100 billion fund, is expected to be the star witness of a House International Relations Committee hearing looking into Saddam's gigantic $10.1 billion rip-off.

Committee sources said Soussan, now a New York-area writer, is expected to give the first, under oath, public account from an insider about how top U.N. officials were aware of Saddam's oil smuggling and kickback schemes but chose to let him get away with it.

A Google news search for Soussan so far only provides four results. Letís see if this increases following his testimony.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 29, 2004 04:12 AM

Here's an article Soussan wrote on the subject less than a week ago. He should make an interesting witness.


Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at April 29, 2004 at 05:37 AM

I can see him suddenly getting posted to Damascus.

Posted by: Woody at April 29, 2004 at 05:57 AM

$10 billionAAAWWKKK! Rukkakaka kukukuk AWKAKAKAKA!!! Awka?

[The Parrotese-English Translator has been turned off by the Management.]

Posted by: Miranda Divide at May 1, 2004 at 12:29 PM