Editorial: The scandal grows

Oil. Money. Geopolitics. Now theater.The scandal over abuse of funds from the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program opened a stormy new act on the international stage last week. A US Senate subcommittee investigating corruption of the program, which allowed oil sales for humanitarian purposes while Iraq was under international sanctions, reported bipartisan allegations of misbehavior at officials from the UK, France, and Russia. Democrats on the subcommittee added accusations of misconduct by a US trader and of official mismanagement. And the British target of the investigation used an appearance before his accusers to excoriate US policy toward Iraq.Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is known t...

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