Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Democrats Took Money From Saddam?

"Three U.S. lawmakers made a trip to Iraq that was secretly financed by Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

An indictment unsealed in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti, a member of a Michigan nonprofit group, of arranging for the members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime.

Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary, and that Al-Hanooti received 2 million barrels of oil for his role.

The lawmakers are not named in the indictment but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington and Mike Thompson of California, and former Rep. David Bonior of Michigan." -Source


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