Government Scandals Persuasive Essay by supercalifragilistic

Government Scandals
This paper explores incidences of government corruption, focusing on those cases that are well defined beyond reasonable doubt as corruption, as well as some less obvious cases.
# 97757 | 1,452 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2007 in Public Administration (General) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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The paper relates that one of the most prevalent problems associated with leadership today is the problem of government corruption at every level of the spectrum. The paper discusses the Watergate scandal of government abuse of power and corruption. The paper looks at President Bill Clinton's impeachment and the corrupt business deals surrounding the Iraq war that have implicated President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney. The paper also examines the corruption involved in the United Nations Oil for Food Program. The paper contends that the global community must be bold in the pursuit of bringing political bandits to justice by establishing independent investigatory bodies.

The Media and Government Corruption

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gordon, Joy. "The Accusations against the Oil for Food Program: The Volcker Reports." Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) 28.3-4 (2006): 19+. Questia. 8 May 2007 <>.
  • Harper, Jennifer. "At 25, Watergate's Details Have Gotten Hazy: Americans Have Grown Used to Scandal." The Washington Times 17 June 1997: 1. Questia. 8 May 2007 <>.
  • Josipovic, Ivona. "Conflict Diamonds: Not So Clear-Cut." Harvard International Review 25.2 (2003): 10+. Questia. 8 May 2007 <>.
  • Niven, David. "A Fair Test of Media Bias: Party, Race, and Gender in Coverage of the 1992 House Banking Scandal." Polity 36.4 (2004): 637+. Questia. 8 May 2007 <>.
  • Posner, Sarah. "Security for Sale: The Department of Homeland Security Has a Section on Its Web Site Labeled "Open for Business." It Certainly Is." The American Prospect Jan. 2006: 28+. Questia. 8 May 2007 <>.

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