Monday, August 08, 2005

Yakovlev Pleads Guilty - Anyone Surprised?

NEW YORK - A former United Nations procurement officer pleaded guilty Monday to soliciting a bribe under the oil-for-food program, making him the first U.N. official to face criminal charges in connection with the scandal-tainted operation.


I feel confident in stating that he will not be the last.

On a side note, since the OIFOFF program has been talked about for a long time now, with Paul Volker heading a commission investigating the scandal, there is probably no way to assign causality to the Bolton appointment. Just like it was not coincidental that the Embassy hostages held for 444 days under Jimmy Carter were released the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated.

Update: Corrected OIF to OFF (Oif For Food).

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