NBC News reports:
U.S. officials say [former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq] Aziz already has implicated the French and others, claiming payoffs were made with the understanding that recipients would support Iraq on key matters before the U.N.
“He pointed to specific individuals in Russia and France, in the United States — that received favorable treatment,” says David Kay.
Now, sources tell NBC News that Aziz has indicated he’s finally ready to talk about alleged bribes to U.N. officials. U.N. investigators refuse to comment.
I wonder if he’s said anything about his friend the Respect Coalition MP, whom he hosted in Baghdad several Christmases ago?
I would imagine more than a few people are shvitzing, as they may or may not say in Baghdad.