Thursday, October 14, 2004

Conflicts of interest

Former US Secretary of State James Baker is touring the world trying to get countries to forgive Iraq's US$200 billion debt. At the same time, he's in a consortium working for the Kuwaitis, trying to extract the US$57 billion in debt and war reparations Iraq owes them - for US$1 billion up front plus five percent of any monies they recover. That's some conflict of interest, neh?

But then, did we really expect any different from the same corrupt kleptocracy which gave us Enron and Halliburton?