Much as I find the details of UNSCAM appaling (UN officials cooperating with Saddam to divert billions of $$ of money to bribes and terrorism), I don’t view it as a reason to reject UN decision making (per se). If UN votes were just on the market like that, the US should simply have been able to outbid the Iraqis. If the UN votes were simply auctioned to the highest bidder that might be good. What makes the UN so much of a problem is not the corruption but that I it is not clear to me that the leaders of France, Germany, or Russia would have approved removing Saddam even if they had no financial reason to do so.
UNSCAM Oil For Food Scandal question