Cross posted from Kos:
Note: Not everyone likes the source author, Madsen.
I think part of his story deserves inverstigation by someone with the resources and gravitas to serve it up hot, maybe Hersh.
The clip below originates here:
and was picked up here:
“At the same time Enron Chairman Kenneth (“Kenny Boy”) Lay was involved in Vice President Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force secret dealings and when he was stuffing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the pockets of George W. Bush and Cheney’s political campaign, he also managed to illegally stick $206, 757 into the pockets of Saddam Hussein and his cohorts.
The Iraqi Oil-for-Food scandal also involves one of the Bush children–Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch, sister of George W. Bush and married to Bobby Koch, reportedly a cousin in the oil industry Koch family, the owner of Koch Industries, which is also one of Bush’s largest political donors. The minority committee report indicates that Koch Industries was also a major recipient of illegal Iraqi oil and a huge source of kickbacks to Saddam Hussein.
The total sum in kickbacks from George W. Bush’s cousin-in-laws to Saddam’s bank accounts: $1,294,620.
George Galloway was correct when he called the Coleman Committee the “mother of all smoke screens.” Major political contributors and friends of Bush not only paid illegal kickbacks to Saddam Hussein but personally profited from sanctions-busting with Iraq. Those involved in the scheme included individuals who date back to the Reagan/Bush 41 “cluster bombs and biological and chemical weapons-for-oil” scandal of the 1980s. Galloway is correct when he stated that there is enough evidence on Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair and their neocon advisers to park them in prison cells in The Hague for an awfully long time.”
Mr. Galloway pointed to this information in his recent testimony. That testimony has dropped VERY quickly from sight, unless we can do more to keep the stories alive.
I’d also be happy to hear from anyone with information on the credibility of the orginal source here, onlinejournal. Thanks!
Here is the membership of the Senate Committee where the “minority report” mentioned should be available: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 199 Senate Russell Building, Washington, DC 20510 Norm Coleman Chairman (R-MN) Carl Levin Ranking Member (D-MI) Ted Stevens (R-AK) Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) Tom Coburn (R-OK) Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI) Mark Dayton (D-MN) Robert F. Bennett (R-UT) Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) Mark Pryor (D-AR) John W. Warner (R-VA)
The “Coleman Committee” reports are at the link below:
(You have to drill in yourself…)