A report released today indicates that 4,700 companies participating in the Oil-For-Food program made massive kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, the New York Times says.
And most of the companies benefiting from the resulting sweetheart deals for oil were from -- France and Russia.
You know, the "we don't really think there's a very good reason to invade Iraq" France and Russia.
Okay, so maybe not much of a surprise.
Still trying to figure out how the Germans missed out on all that boodle.
Also implicated in the scandal -- although not in this latest report -- are officials of the U.N. themselves as well as family members, including the son of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Interesting also to note that while oil was flowing out of Iraq and money was flowing into Saddam's pocket, 5,000 children under the age of five were starving to death every month -- children who were supposed to be fed through the Oil-For-Food Program.
In case you were wondering why we're in Iraq, there's another reason.