So yeah, Clinton's Eyes Wide Closed Policy to "keep the peace" added to the problem.
It's interesting... we had a corrupt president, that fomented an attitude of lies and deceit with every breath he took, and by your own admission, was a player on par or beyond the UN corruption. That is now established thanks to your post.
All this Eyes Wide Closed, UN corruption and Black Market Oil while the Clinton Administration believed and publicly stated the sanctions were worth the price of 1 million Iraqi's dying. Don't you find that a wee bit disingenuous and hypocritical of The Clintons to claim a million dying is worth the price of sanctions, yet knowing and allowing Saddam to lard up on black market oil money?
Where were the darling press? The Journolists? That's right... burying news and propagandizing for Clintons misdeeds; Republicans were the evil ones... that was Clinton's war.
Eventually a price is paid for incompetence and corruption. Someone has to deal with the harsh realities at some point... and that task landed on Bush 43's desk.