August 08, 2005


Perhaps the NY Times could have got a Pulitzer for breaking this story a couple of years ago if Howell Raines hadn't been so concerned with the membership policies of Augusta National:

The former director of the UN's oil-for-food programme in Iraq has been accused of taking kickbacks by a panel investigating corruption allegations. n its third report the UN-appointed Volcker panel said Benon Sevan took nearly $150,000 in cash bribes.

Or maybe resources that were devoted more recently to trying to get into Judge Roberts' sealed adoption records could have been more usefully employed here, but that's just me.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 8, 2005 01:55 PM