At the United Nations, at last a good sign. A no-confidence vote for Kofi Annan is looming.
The oil-for-food scandal appears to be the straw that will break the camel’s back.
For years people complained that sanctions against Iraq were only hurting the people, not the government. In response, the U.N. created and managed an oil-for-food program that allowed Iraq to sell some oil as long as the proceeds went to feed the people of his country. But we now learn that that little of the money went to feed the Iraqis.
Now we find out where the rest of the money went. Not only did the Iraqi children die due to lack of food, but the money went to pay the families of the people who killed innocent civilians.
It’s damn near too surreal to grasp.