Iraq's Odious Debts

Make Baghdad pay

The New York Times
November 6, 2003
The New York Times posted an amendment to an opinion editorial published on Nov. 4 by Mark Medish, who wrote Iraq should repay its foreign debts and negotiate “an orderly, market-friendly debt repayment schedule based on financial analysis; and encourage creative solutions, including debt swaps.” What the article didn’t disclose at the time of publication was that Mr. Medish, an international lawyer and former Treasury official, represents corporations that are owed money by Iraq.

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