The scandal of Iraq's missing billions.
According to supersleuth Jason Burke of the Guardian, the country was missing billions that Saddam had stashed away for his retirement. Inspector Cluelesso has apparently leafed through ‘official’ UN oil-for-food documents in order to trace Saddam Hussain’s ‘illicit’ fortune. It is just as well that the Mr Burke hasn’t focused his trained eagle eyed gaze on the doings of the
‘Saddam had amassed $10.9bn 'through illicit means' between 1990, when sanctions were imposed, and 2003. The dictator [vital to remind people that he was a dictator unlike our current allies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Uzbekistan and elsewhere] is also believed to have hidden cash in accounts in Switzerland, Japan, Germany and other countries and to have invested in precious stones, possibly diamonds purchased in the Far East.
Wasn’t he also said to have invested heavily in WMD that was ready to destroy the
Another villain is Saddam’s daughter in Jordan, who despite promising to live quietly without carrying out political activities, has been single handedly financing all of the insurgency, according to Iraqi government sources. No doubt a bob or two will turn up in her cookie jar that she was intending to donate to Al-Qaeda to carry out ‘anti-Iraqi activities’. A lot of this information reportedly comes from Barzan Al-Takriti, Saddam’s half brother who was lucky enough to be posted ambassador of