They will hear from Vice President Dick Cheney and Bush policy adviser Karl Rove when the 32nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off its three-day meeting at the Ronald Reagan Building. ...
For his Senate investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food scandal and defense of U.S. sovereignty, Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican, will receive the Defender of the Constitution Award at the banquet.
He said claims to this effect by Norm Coleman, head of the Senate investigating panel, were "inaccurate, misleading and incomplete".
"At no time was I involved with any negotiations or lobbying of the United Nations with regard to the oil-for-food programme," said Kojo Annan.
He accused Coleman of using his position at Cotecna to try to get at his father, the UN secretary-general.
"Based as they are on incomplete and inaccurate facts, one can only assume that the statements made by chairman Coleman were not meant to shed light on concerns regarding the oil-for-food programme, but instead were politically motivated and intended to harm my father and the United Nations," he said.