Surprise, surprise. The UN Oil for Food program was used by Saddam to buy weapons. Congressional investigators have found that instead of buying food and medicine, which was what the program was designed to do, Saddam instead bought weapons: from our “allies” France, Russia, and China. And Saddam bought the silence of various UN officials with kickbacks.
Remind me again why the Vatican sees the UN as the legitimate international authority? It seems the UN’s only accomplishments are providing tinpot dictators with legitimacy, keeping tyrannical despots in power, and pushing every abomination, including abortion, on unwilling but poor nations.
The idea of the United Nations is a good one. The reality perpetuates evil on a worldwide scale and provides it with a veneer of legitimacy.