"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Food for Oil

Seeing as no one who considers themselves 'pro-war' will even consider a UN led alternative due to it being deemed untrustworthy since the break of the news relating to "Oil for Food" (not for the far more obvious and long standing problems inherently part of the organisation due to the power weilded by the countries within it) which has yet to be investigated and therefore stand as mere alegations at this stage. Here is an article from Scott Ritter, a man who is used to being ignored (and then vindicated).

The Oil-for-food 'scandal' Is A Cynical Smokescreen

by Scott Ritter
December 14, 2004

United States Senators, led by the Republican Norm Coleman, have launched a crusade of sorts, seeking to "expose" the oil-for-food programme implemented by the United Nations from 1996 until 2003 as the "greatest scandal in the history of the UN". But this posturing is nothing more than a hypocritical charade, designed to shift attention away from the debacle of George Bush's self-made quagmire in Iraq, and legitimise the invasion of Iraq by using Iraqi corruption, and not the now-missing weapons of mass destruction, as the excuse.