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Sounds like Oil-fo-Food was relatively successful, with only some sidebar problems…from interview on This Week yesterday:

I think the oil-for-food issue was a unique issue. It was a unique scheme. Yes, there may have been some corruption. There may have been some mismanagement. But the program acheieved its results. It was effective against— The sanctions were effective. Iraq was disarmed. Iraq is well-fed. We will make sure that they get their basic necessities with regards to health and others. And, in fact, the distribution system was so effective that today we use the distribution cards as the basis for voter registration for the elections.

So, yes, there were, there has been some wrongdoing, which is being looked into, but we should not forget that it achieved its results.



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