If we had let the UN take care of Iraq, they would have put sanctions like they did last time, and which Clinton agreed on. These sanctions killed
more people, mainly children under the age of 5 than the people that have died in the war.
Acording to conservative figures the sanctions the UN and Clinton put on Iraq killed 500,000 children in Iraq, and not only that but what about the
food for oil program scandal?
" United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for a full investigation into a scandal involving the United Nation's Oil-for-Food program.
At least three senior United Nations officials are suspected of taking multimillion-dollar bribes from the Saddam Hussein regime, U.S. and European
intelligence sources tell ABCNEWS.
One year after his fall, U.S. officials say they have evidence, some in cash, that Saddam diverted to his personal bank accounts approximately $5
billion from the United Nations Oil-for-Food program. "
Not only that but the sanctions, which were supposed to stop all trades to and from Iraq except foodstuffs, medical suppies and other humanitarian
needs, did not work that well. The Russians have been involved in a lot of scandals, which everyone is so conviniently forgetting for some reason...
Lets see some of the scandals.
" Top secret documents obtained by The Telegraph in Baghdad show that Russia provided Saddam Hussein's regime with wide-ranging assistance in the
months leading up to the war, including intelligence on private conversations between Tony Blair and other Western leaders.
Moscow also provided Saddam with lists of assassins available for "hits" in the West and details of arms deals to neighbouring countries. The two
countries also signed agreements to share intelligence, help each other to "obtain" visas for agents to go to other countries and to exchange
information on the activities of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qa'eda leader.
The documents detailing the extent of the links between Russia and Saddam were obtained from the heavily bombed headquarters of the Iraqi
intelligence service in Baghdad yesterday.
The evidence of Russia's deceit comes from many sources, ranging from Israeli intelligence, western intelligence, and Russian defectors.
"In the NY Times on January 31st, William Safire disclosed one of the world's worst kept secrets, when he said: “Iran is secretly building
nuclear bombs with Russia's help.” Russia denies this and insists that it has never helped either Iran or Iraq accumulate Weapons of Mass
Destruction. Russia says it has only helped Iran build a civilian nuclear facility, and “what we sell to Iran is personnel carriers, tanks and very
short-range air defense systems.” Western intelligence agencies and Israel claim there is ample evidence to the contrary.
" In May 18th, 1967, Yuri Andropov took over the leadership of the KGB. The Russian security services evolved into a state within the Soviet state,
as it became clear when Andropov became the communist party’s general secretary after Leonid Brezhnev’s death, in 1982. During Andropov’s era,
which was far longer than that of any other KGB chief, the Soviet secret services supported international terrorism through satellite states and
Marxist "liberation fronts".
" Only a select number of countries are confirmed to directly support terrorism. Russia, China, and North Korea are the main sources of ballistic
missile and nuclear technology proliferation. As countries continue to fall to Marxism, corruption, or radicalism, many countries continue to remain
unable to secure sensitive stockpiles, secure the loyalty of certain politicians and businesses, and unable to adequately fight the war on terrorism.
Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and Sudan are all listed as state sponsors of terrorism. "
Also another thread where I posted more information about this is here.