In fact, the Senate report found that US oil purchases accounted for 52% of the kickbacks paid to the regime in return for sales of cheap oil - more than the rest of the world put together.
"The United States was not only aware of Iraqi oil sales which violated UN sanctions and provided the bulk of the illicit money Saddam Hussein obtained from circumventing UN sanctions," the report said. "On occasion, the United States actually facilitated the illicit oil sales.
Doesn't change my view that people need to go down for this. Kofi Annan needs to go. Treasury Department officials who didn't help UN investigators and the State Department look into Bayoil's transactions need to go. Military and State Department officials who greenlighted the shipments need to go.
What a mess! Probably the biggest misappropriation scandal in history.