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Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil for Food Scandal and the Threat to the UN

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Despite its good intentions, mismanagement and corruption plagued the UN's Oil-for-Food Program:• More than 2,200 companies paid $1.8 billion in illegal surcharges and kickbacks to the Iraqi regime
• The UN Security Council stood by as the Iraqi regime outright smuggled about $8.4 billion of oil during the Program years in violation of UN sanctions
• The Iraqi regime steered
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by PublicAffairs (first published August 28th 2006)
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Beth
Oct 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Insight into the mismanagement, corruption, and just plain dumb mistakes related to the UN's oil-for-food program before the U.S. attack on Iraq. Another good Perseus book I was hired to copyedit. Quite readable and informative. Doesn't exactly make you feel good about humanity, though...
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