Baseball Crank
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March 1, 2004
WAR: Not in the Box

The most important thing to remember about the new revelations about the scope of Saddam Hussein's regime's ability to skim off funds from the UN's 'oil-for-food' program is not that Saddam was generally a bad guy or even that the UN is corrupt and/or incompetent. The most important thing is that the status quo wasn't working. The program, as sanctions often do, was hurting the Iraqi people without doing much to really interdict the flow of funds to the regime for use in any number of illicit purposes. And this was fairly well-known even before the war. It simply wasn't tenable to keep Saddam in a box indefinitely.

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