Transparency and accountability must be the watchwords for post-war reconstruction in Iraq following the endemic corruption of the government of Saddam Hussein, according to Transparency International (TI), the world's leading non-governmental organisation engaged in the fight against corruption. "It is essential that Iraq be spared the kickbacks habitually paid in post-war situations by some multinational companies," said TI Chairman Peter Eigen today.
And don't miss these previous posts on the investigations of dictators' bank secret bank accounts and also of ExxonMobil for bribery in Kazakhstan. We have to get to the root of these problems and make sure they don't root out democracy. Let's do it.