the U.N.-authorized investigation into Oil-for-Food, the “independent inquiry” headed by former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, will be funded with money left over in the administrative account of…Oil-for-Food.
Just about now this is the thought that pops to mind, but I digress. Claudia Rosett continues,
That’s bad enough. The other problem with Annan’s plan is that all Oil-for-Food money flowed from the oil wells of Iraq and was meant to bring aid to the Iraqi people. Any leftover funds belong by rights to the Iraqis, to serve their needs — not those of the U.N. So why should Annan use the Iraqi people’s money to pay for an inquiry into an Iraq-relief program that under U.N. management became the biggest bungle in the history of humanitarian relief?
Claudia Rosett also has an article on how Saddam, Syria Colluded Under U.N. Watch.