did Saddam's money help fund his Senate campaign?
Here's the scoop of the day on the Oil-For-Food scandal. The oil company accused of paying bribes to Saddam and his henchmen Saddam contributed $1,000 to the 1996 Senate campaign of a Republican, Don Nickles, who during the late 90's was battering President Bill Clinton over ... get this ... being too soft on Saddam by tolerating the "oil for food" program.
The indicted company, Bayoil, contributed to the Nickles campaign in 1996, along with such luminaries as the National Right to Life Campaign and the Smokeless Tobacco Council, and the Right to Work PAC (all henceforth to be referred to as "Saddam's henchmen").
The Republicans have been using Kofi Annan's alleged involvement in the oil-for-food program as reason to cry for his dismissal. What will they do with this information? If a company that had been doing dirty deals with Saddam was also funding a Democrat, you can imagines the headlines.