Comments: U.N. Oil for Food Program scandal (UNSCAM) hits British media

Ya know, if George Bush's name had appeared on the list of oil voucher recipients, this would have had so much press coverage we would all be sick of hearing about it by now. My thanks are extended to all the bloggers and the very few mainstream journalists who have been so persistent in getting this story out there.

"Given its record in the Balkans and the Middle East, their continuing faith in that body as providing a unique cloak of legitimacy is astonishing."

I don't usually read the Telegraph, and don't know their prejudices (editorial policy). This kind of looks like a triple negative spin, i.e. the war in Iraq is illegitimate because it was not approved by the UN, the UN consists of a bunch of thieves, Bush and Blair are stupid for seeking UN approval. Heads of state, polititions, journalists and poll participants all over the world have advised that the coalition generally, and the US specifically, beg for UN approval to legitimize the Iraq war, but I didn't realize that we had. Did we?

Posted by Sammie at April 22, 2004 03:23 PM

This is not new news to those of us who read blogs. What is fun is watching the contortions of the Left as they try to explain why the UN is a good idea for anything.

The weirdest part is that the vast corruption of the program does not seem to have sunk in with the folks who blamed the "sanctions" for the plight of the ordinary Iraqis. Nor have they been able to connect the dots regarding Saddam's baby funerals. (Fake as they were.)

Posted by Jay at April 23, 2004 12:09 AM

The Telegraph is a conservative British paper. The great Canadian conservative writer, Mark Steyn, writes for them.

I'm glad that this is FINALLY being discussed -albeit barely - by the mainstream media. I wonder what all the UN lovers will have to say now!

Posted by Canadian guy at April 23, 2004 04:48 AM

is there a list of american companies that were involved in the U.N. Oil for Food Program scandal

Posted by brumblay at November 16, 2004 03:51 PM