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Old 06-14-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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What did Kofi know?

UNITED NATIONS - Investigators of the U.N. oil-for-food program said Tuesday they are "urgently reviewing" new information that suggests U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan may have known more about a contract that was awarded to the company that employed his son.

The December 1998 memo from Michael Wilson, then a vice president of Cotecna Inspections S.A., mentions brief discussions with Annan "and his entourage" during a summit in Paris in 1998. "We could count on their support," the memo said.

If accurate, the memo could contradict a major finding of the Independent Inquiry Committee — that there wasn't enough evidence to show that Annan knew about efforts by Cotecna, which employed his son, Kojo, to win a contract under oil-for-food. Cotecna learned it won the contract on Dec. 11, 1998.

The statement from the Independent Inquiry Committee, led by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, said it would "conduct additional investigation regarding this new information."

In a statement released earlier Tuesday, Cotecna again denied that it committed any wrongdoing in obtaining the $10 million a year contract.
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There is a shocker....
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Convenient timing, helping to divert attention from Iraq.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2005/06/14/story207132.html
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Yep, the food for oil program has made such headlines.
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Convenient timing, helping to divert attention from Iraq.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2005/06/14/story207132.html
Hardly.

Most amjor news sites don't even have it on thei rfront page, but Iraq is there in your face.

Phil Jackson being re-hired is bigger news than the Kofi Annan thing.

Yet another straw-man argument
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OK....I have watched CNN...for almost the entire afternoon...

No mention of OIL for food...

but ya know....Mike Jackson is doing a fine job at keeping the Iraq bombing off the wire.
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Convenient timing, helping to divert attention from Iraq.

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I know that I would bury my distracting story away in a small article in the world news pages, nobody pays attention to the picture of a naked human pyramid or a bloodied and bombed out street on the front page.
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It was burried in todays paper here in Boston.
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shockingly enough this topic passes once again with little response...[/sarcasm]
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move along people, nothing to see here.
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Please, just stick to GWB and the current situation in Iraq. Kofi's actions are yesterday's news.




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There hasn't been a damn thing about the unsavory activities of Kofi's son in my newspapers. This is interesting because it has a conservative orientation and you'd think they'd have more of an interest in exposing this sort of thing, but no, Michael Jackson has been keeping every damn policy story off of our front pages. This newspaper has a real weakness for sensationalism, which really sucks.
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