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Is the UN a force for good?
The Oil-for-Food Programme suffered from widespread corruption and abuse, including
$1.5 billion from kickbacks
Many countries were
receiving Iraqi oil at discount prices
through this program, including some of the same countries that opposed the war on Iraq so vehemently.
on the oil-for-food scandal
criticised the UN from top to bottom
, saying: “The inescapable conclusion from the committee’s work” is that the UN “needs thorough reform—and it needs it urgently.”