You're not blaming this one on Clinton

According to a report posted at CommonDreams.org, originally from The Independent,
the first US corruption conviction relating to the occupation of Iraq is Robert Stein, a contractor working for the now disbanded Coalition Provisional Authority, who pleaded guilty on 02 Feb to stealing more than two million dollars of reconstruction funds and taking more than one million dollars worth of contract kickbacks under a deal with an American businessman.

The ill-gotten gains financed a lavish spending spree. Mr Stein used them to buy - among other things - Lexus and Porsche cars, a Cessna light aircraft, watches, jewels, guns and grenade launchers as well as two plots of land in his native North Carolina. For his part, Mr Bloom is said to have provided his benefactors with money, first-class air tickets, and sexual favours provided by women kept in a villa in Baghdad.

Given that this story has only been mentioned in America by an indy media site, I think we can look forward to this being one of the most underreported stories of 2006.

And just to get in a political jab: the hysterically screaming anti-Clintonites of the American right-wing never did get any convictions against Slick Willy in eight years of trumped up charges. But the Republican gubmint of King George the Pathetic has Enron, Tom, Delay, the Valerie Plame Affair, Abramoff, spying on private citizens, propangandizing to the American people, New Orleans . . .

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I blame Chimpy McHilterburton because he hates everyone and is evil and not from the reality-based community like fang.

Mentioned in the MSM I get on my doorstep

It was in the St.Pete Times, the liberal rag I get on my doorstep in the morning.

Here ya go.

Oh, one does not have to be convicted to be a piece of crap. OJ was not convicted but I think he is a piece of crap just like Clinton.

Re:Mentioned in the MSM I get on my doorstep

Ah, yes, the "liberal" press. You do understand, don't you mdoneil, that a "liberal" press is any news outlet that reports the facts about the Republican government instead of the party line?

So, St. Pete times has covered the story. Good for them. Now all that's left is for it to be carried by New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, etc, etc.

And by the way, my jibe was not about whether Clinton is an unconvicted piece of crap, it's about the right-wing crap machine that failed to get an indictment against him for any criminal wrong-doing while he was in office, despite eight years of hysterical screaming about how criminal he was.

Oh, . . . and you might have more credibility if you had admitted as to what a piece of crap Bush is.

Speaking of which, I see the Ken Lay trial is also going swimmingly. But feel free to squall piteously about how the facts reported at AlterNet.org aren't really facts because they are printed in an unpatriotic, unAmerican, free-speaker, "liberal" press.

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