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Friday, September 17, 2004 - U.S. & World - Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program: "As the oil-for-food program actually worked, however, the United Nations let Saddam choose his own business partners. The world body also kept secret the details of those contracts and the identities of the contractors, and it let Saddam graft at least $4.4 billion out of the program through manipulated contract prices, by estimates of the U.S. General Accountability Office.

"Saddam's standard scam was to underprice oil sales and overpay for relief supplies, thus generating fat profits for his business partners. Many of those contractors would kick back part of the take to Saddam's regime � or divert it to whatever uses Saddam might fancy. By various accounts, those uses ranged from building palaces to buying arms to supplying Saddam's sadistic son Uday with equipment for torturing Iraqi athletes.

"One of the big questions is whether any of the money skimmed from oil-for-food also slopped into terrorist-financing ventures such as MIGA"
Read this article. The reality is that the United States exists in a world filled with enemies who would like nothing better than to destroy us. We must keep our defenses strong. Wishful thinking and planting flowers will not change their minds. Even if we surrendered to every one of their desires, it would not keep them from murdering our citizens and destroying Christian churches and society.
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