"Give me my money back you bitch"
Song for the soon-to-be-dumped? Here's hoping.
Iraq called yesterday for a widening of the investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the U.N. account that paid for administration of the humanitarian-relief effort.
Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie also repeated the government's demand that the United Nations stop using oil-for-food money to pay for the independent investigation into the program led by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
"It is outrageous that Iraqi funds were mismanaged and then we have to pay for finding out about the mismanagement," he said at a news conference a day after Volcker issued an interim report saying the program was undermined by mismanagement and political cronyism and that its chief was guilty of serious conflicts of interest.