:: Friday, 15 April 2005 ::
Kofi Annan - Jackass
Really, what can you say about a man who actually blames the US and UK for the Oil-for-Food scandal in the UN? Hmmm? For sure there were some US and UK folks involved But others too. His position is nothing more than a pathetic hit back at the US and UK for daring to suggest he presides over a rotten institution.
Anectdotal info - years ago I was acting for a services company on an IT contract involving the UN. Boy oh boy did they expect to get the work done. And did they ever expect to have control over works. But pay?
Ha. The UN position on payment was - not my problem chase the relevant UN member country for payment.
And that, ladies and germs, is the UN in a nutshell.
It makes no sense to complain about the UN as an institution because it is the sum of its parts. Sure the US and UK have behaved venally over time.
As has every other country.
Rapists in UN peacekeeping corps in the Congo? Not the UN's problem - chase up the country of the coprs, if you know what I mean.
Oil-for-Palaces scandal? Not the UN's problem - chase up the US and UK, says Kofi.
As an institution it is a disgrace.
Literally, all care and no responsibility.
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