08 August 2005


The next time you hear neo-cons braying about the "oil for food scandal," claiming that the corruption in the program is proof that the UN is hopelessly corrupt and hypocritical, reflect on the story of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
At the end of the Iraq war, vast sums of money were made available to the US-led provisional authorities, headed by Paul Bremer, to spend on rebuilding the country. By the time Bremer left the post eight months later, $8.8bn of that money had disappeared.
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. What does that say about the US and our Iraq policy?

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