Thursday, December 23, 2004


One Thing...

Please excuse the limited blogging. Hopefully, the new addition can whip up a nice post soon.

Many of you have probably heard of the Oil for Food Scandal. Here is an alternative look at it:
The red-herring line essentially boils down to this: On U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan's watch, the oil-for-food program was being raided by corrupt businessmen working in conjunction with Saddam Hussein's economically sanctioned regime -- a corrupt network that included Kofi's son.

Serious allegations. But here's why it's a red herring. In terms of moral and legal malfeseance, what's more monumental -- skimming money from a U.N. controlled fund or upholding the severe economic sanctions ever imposed on a nation, as was the case in Iraq, while over a half-million Iraqi children under the age of five die of diseases directly attributable to the sanctions?

Read the whole thing. It's pretty good.

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