by Eric Alterman "The biggest [scandal] in the history of the Universe," (Not) In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Volcker said that the internal audi
January 9, 2005

by Eric Alterman

"The biggest [scandal] in the history of the Universe," (Not)
In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Volcker said that the internal audits "don't prove anything," but do show how the United Nations was urged to tighten up its supervision of the program." There's no flaming red flags in the stuff," he said. The audits show, however, that United Nations officials repeatedly warned Mr. Sevan's office about its poor supervision of its own personnel and its major contractors. One Congressional investigator who has examined about two-thirds of the documents said it was clear that Mr. Sevan's office failed to supervise the program's inspectors. "They did not do their job," he said.The rest is here. read on

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