http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051011/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq;_ylt=AmfUEx4Jax5IPDYHsAeTYkOs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ-- I suppose that our American friends naively thought that the minister would loot 1 as maximum 10 millions. But 1 BILLION (!!!) during such a short time interval. No doubt that mr.Shaalan should be regarded as a greatest looter in human history. There are estimates that Saddam had about $10 Billions. But he was not only a minister but in fact a master of oil-rich country for decades.