Urbin Report

Friday, February 15, 2008

Setting the WayBack Machine...

To one year ago today, we get the "Clinton Odor"

Amazing how fast corruption's odor trails the Clintons. Just as Hillary announces she's running for president as her own woman, we now learn her brother got loans he never had to repay. Same old grifters.

That should be a warning, because the seedy memory of the Clinton scandals has faded since Bill and Hillary left the White House in 2001, pardoning criminals, signing book deals and perhaps carting off the silver on their way out.
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The couple abused the office of the president by selling political favors in exchange for campaign contributions. The two were so shameless in shaking money out of those who sought White House access that one collaborator, Johnny Chung, compared their operation to putting coins in a subway turnstile.

In return for campaign donations, they allowed U.S. technology to be sold to the Chinese, rented out the Lincoln bedroom to Hollywood second-stringers, indulged in improbably profitable commodity trades, and, for their finales, pardoned a long string of atrocious criminals, confident that their last-minute abuse of office would be forgotten as the nation turned its focus to a new president.
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As we gear up for the 2008 election, voters should think long and hard about whether they want another eight years of these ethics as Hillary presents herself as a potential first female president.


Three years ago today, UNSCAM probe finds Kojo Annan up to his elbows in Blood for Oil
Kojo Annan, the son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, played a far more extensive role than previously revealed in a company that won a key contract under the scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for-food program, Senate investigators have learned.
Investigators also have uncovered documents suggesting that Benon Sevan, the U.N. official who oversaw the seven-year program and was suspended last week, had a much more direct interest in laundered oil deals handed out as bribes by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein under the program. One Iraqi internal investigation put Mr. Sevan's profits at $1.2 million, nearly 10 times the previous estimate.


Four years ago today, good news from Iraq
That when dying and bleeding, beset by the flower of terrorism, with pistol to set against automatic rifle and grenade, the Iraqi police did not ask for help from 82nd Airborne. They asked for ammunition.