AlterNet: The Quiet Oil-for-Food Scandal: “In a widely-reported interview a year ago, Paul Volcker said, ‘Look, we have problems with the American government … I can’t say that the American government has been eager, or officials of the American government have been particularly eager in some cases.’ He added: ‘I’m talking about the executive branch.’

That was nothing new. In April, 2004, news reports claimed ‘the U.S. administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, deliberately put the brakes on an investigation by the Iraqi Governing Council into … bribes, kickbacks and smuggling at the U.N. Oil-for-Food program.'”

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