United Nations Oil-for-Food Program

British Member of Parliament George Galloway testified at a hearing on how Saddam Hussein manipulated the United Nations' Oil-for-Food… read more

British Member of Parliament George Galloway testified at a hearing on how Saddam Hussein manipulated the United Nations' Oil-for-Food Program to win influence and reward friends in order to undermine sanctions imposed on Iraq following the Persian Gulf War. A committee report on alleged abuses of the program had named Minister Galloway as one of several foreign officials who had received lucrative oil allocations in the scheme.

Mr. Galloway harshly criticized the report and challenged members to produce evidence of the allegations. He also broadly criticized U.S. policy in Iraq and the decision to use military power to oust the Hussein government.

This is not a complete record of the hearing, but contains Mr. Galloway’s opening statement in its entirety. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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United Nations Oil-for-Food Program

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Program ID:
186834-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 2005
Last Aired:
May 23, 2005

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  • May 20, 2005 | 6:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2005 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 20, 2005 | 11:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 22, 2005 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 2005 | 1:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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