DEEPLY CONCERNED

Why is Kofi Annan depressed? Head on over to Roger L. Simon’s place for an insider account of oil-for-food investigations that might explain Kofi’s sadness.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/28/2005 at 01:06 AM
    1. Oh my, and so much compassion.

      Posted by Hanyu on 2005 03 28 at 02:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. NotHappy Kofi

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 03 28 at 03:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lets see now – we have had “you taunt” U Thant (from that country still struggling to suppress the dangerous radical democrat Aung Sang Suu Kyi), “two times” Waldheim, Boutros Boutros Gali Gali Gosh, and “killer” de Cuellar.
      Time for a Kofi Break.
      Pardon my levity, such as it is, but this organisation is hostage to various ratbag members, many of whom should have observer status only.
      There seems little point in holding votes at all in the general assembly, made up of so many who have usurped their people’s sovereignty.
      At least Kofi had the political sense to go to the head of the parade – ie suggest that reform was necessary. He may as well go now.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 03 28 at 04:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. There seems little point in holding votes at all in the general assembly

      Its odd that the now united EU still have many votes (17?) and the United States only has one.  Wheres the equality Kofi?

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 03 28 at 04:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. The old USSR used to control three United Nations’ votes. One for Ukraine, one for Belarus (Byelorussia), and one for the USSR.

      In fact, the Soviets wanted all of the constitutent Republics of the USSR to be individual members.

      I think Nauru, population 12,000, is the smallest UN member, and gets one vote.

      Posted by pog-ma-thon on 2005 03 28 at 05:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. One would think that Kofi would resign, for the common good

      Posted by rog2 on 2005 03 28 at 05:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Peter Simple’s wonderful column in the British Daily Telegraph occasionally runs a report on “The bar of world opinion” whose previous bar-keepers included Dag the Drag (a rather queer customer) connor the Cruiser and sucklike luminaries and ornaments of international statesmanship. Things don’t change.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2005 03 28 at 05:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe we can sell Kofi a Plymouth Valiant to live in once he’s out of work?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 28 at 10:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Nah, he’ll just retire to his luxurious Paris apartment and spend his days going to dinner parties.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 03 28 at 11:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Awww…  I know what would cheer him up.  A ROAD TRIP to the UN peacekeeping forces in Africa.  He can do fact-finding on child-molestation and rape of local women by UN peacekeepers.  Remember Kofi, this is a cash-only deal; those ladies don’t take plastic.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 03 28 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think it would curl your toes to really know all the dirty dealing done in the UN.

      Posted by terryelee on 2005 03 28 at 04:07 PM • permalink

 

  1. Terrylee,
    By now there is just about nothing the commenters here would think was beyond the UN.  I suspect we will find complicity with genocide after the Darfur “peacekeeping” deployment.

    Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 03 29 at 01:43 AM • permalink