The UN: More Government, After All
The Wall Street Journal for January 13 carried an editorial describing the slow, initial emergence of the iceberg of corruption that enabled Saddam Hussein and the family of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as well as a long, international chain of corrupt middlemen to skim billions from this would-be-compassionate program. Of course, the government-sponsored evil it was meant to counteract (the embargo) was anything but compassionate. Supra-national government is supra-corrupt and supra-destructive. It more than qualifies for all enmity so deservedly garnered by mere states. This scandal has a long future it of more and more outrageous revelations ahead of it, which will all too likely be met with less and less interest of the part of its billions of victims.