Volker is telling Congress to butt out of the Oil-for-food investigation (maybe it should be called the "Grease-for-Weapons" investigation). Congress didn't back down. Good.
Up to now I've been cautiously optimistic about Volker's intentions in this, but as I've said before, the fact that Kofi Anan picked him suggests that Annan thinks he can control Volker. This is the second hint I've seen that Annan is right. The first was the long delay in getting the investigation underway.
I really hope I'm wrong about this.