August 08, 2005

Is anyone shocked?

Ex-U.N. official admits to to taking and seeking bribes.

A former U.N. procurement officer pleaded guilty Monday to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from U.N. contractors, federal prosecutors said.

Alexander Yakovlev also admitted to soliciting a bribe under the U.N. oil-for-food program, making him the first U.N. official to face criminal charges in connection with the scandal-tainted program for Iraq.

Hmmm...someone remind me again, which corrupt institution helped lead the charge against invading Iraq and removing a ruthless dictator from power? It couldn't have been the officials running the U.N. who were getting rich off of the terror of the Iraqi people could it?

Yeah, but I bet Kofi Annan had absolutely nothing to do with it... right? (Not!)

Posted by Jody at August 8, 2005 10:18 PM | TrackBack

I'm shocked.

Oh, wait--I guess I shouldn't put my finger in the outlet, should I?

Posted by: Jeff H at August 9, 2005 08:50 AM

Just testing the live comment preview, which appears to work!

Posted by: Tammy at August 9, 2005 08:57 AM
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