I’m hardly the only one to point it out, but Claudia Rosett’s ongoing blog of the federal criminal trial of Tongsun Park, who was a player in the U.N. Oil For Food scandal, is the must-read of the moment. The sheer mass of the cash being slathered around is jaw-dropping, and well worth remembering the next time a politician, pundit or reporter holds forth on the usefulness and/or reliability of the U.N.

The only real question in my mind is why Rosett is the only national reporter even mentioning this stuff… but then again, I know why, and I imagine you do, too.