Iraq Kids

This Blog's purpose is to inform and dialog about conditions facing orphan, fatherless, homeless or abandoned street children in Iraq. Another concern addressed on Iraq Kids is the condition of schools in Iraq, primarily rural schools that have been largely ignored during re-building.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The U.N. Oil-for-Food Scam: Time for Hearings

The United Nations Oil-for-Food Scam: Time for Hearings French, Russian and other international politicians, businessmen and high-level UN officials stole billions from UN "Oil for Food" program. Those funds were intended to provide food and medicine to the children of Iraq. This international corruption contributed to the death of many thousands of Iraqi children. Those countries who opposed the war were the biggest beneficiaries of the corruption. Billions intended to provide food and medicine to the children of Iraq were stolen with the participation of powerful UN officials. Those who opposed intervention in Iraq most vehemently were the biggest beneficiaries of the corruption. Of course they opposed the war since they were making billions off the death and suffering of the Iraqi people under sanctions. Operation Iraqi Freedom ended the UN Sanctions that contributed to the death of over 200 thousand Iraqi children. Removing Saddam and ending UN Sanctions are both major steps in ending the crisis of Iraqi children where they faced an under-five mortality rate higher then either Haiti or Sudan. Now it is important to bring all of those involved to face justice for their crimes against humanity and the people and children of Iraq!

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