Sunday, February 20, 2005

Impeach Kofi Annan? But Bush was Worse...

The neocons have had a hard-on for the United Nations for years. Therefore, it was no surprise that the oil-for-food program administered by the UN would be trumpeted by the right as evidence the organization is corrupt, obsolete, etc.

If you're even semi-awake, you aren't surprised by this story.

Treasury's Role in Illicit Iraq Oil Sales Cited (

"The illicit oil exports took place outside the Iraq oil-for-food program, which the United Nations administered from 1996 to 2003. While allegations of corruption and mismanagement in that program are under investigation by five congressional committees, the Justice Department and a U.N.-appointed panel, the illicit oil exports outside the program have received less scrutiny. According to investigators, Iraq received more revenue from those exports than from the alleged oil-for-food kickbacks."

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