Saddam and the Australian Wheat Board (letter)by Kelvin Thomson MPNews Weekly
, November 19, 2005
I read with interest Max Teichmann's article, "Oil for food - or was for a Mercedes?" (News Weekly
, November 5, 2005), which you summarised on your contents page as follows: "Hardly anyone raised a protest about the overwhelming evidence that Saddam Hussein, before he was toppled from power, massively bribed politicians and journalists around the world."
Given your evident concern that these matters be forthrightly exposed, I look forward to a full report on how the Australian Wheat Board bribed Saddam Hussein with $300 million, making us Saddam's largest benefactor.
Or will it be, given News Weekly
's relentless anti-environmentalism and childlike faith in primary production as the path to purity, that this just might be a story to be avoided?Kelvin Thomson MP,
Federal Labor Member for Wills, Victoria,
Shadow Minister for Public Accountability,
Shadow Minister for Human Services