Monday, December 06, 2004
Corruption at the UN? I'm shocked!!
Taking time to point out corruption at the United Nations is like trying to count the stars. The instances are far too numerous to document - almost.
In recent days, the putrid details surrounding the UN Oil For Food (properly entitled Oil to line the pockets of Kofi Annan's Cronies) have begun to surface.
If you read the entire article, you'll find links to other details that will raise your blood pressure. The one that particularly perturbs me is the one regarding Kofi Annan's son, Kojo
Seems that Kojo took advantage of his dad's position to line his pockets with some cold, hard, ill gotten Iraqi cash. Kofi's reaction when confronted with proof of his son's misdeeds? Surprised, and of course the old Tom Daschle standby, disappointed. To quote the man directly:
He is a grown man, and I don't get involved with his activities and he doesn't get involved with mine.
I don't know about you, but my father would personally fly out and woodshed me to express his surprise and disappointment if I had acted in a similar manner.And, don't forget the French Connection.
Kofi's actions as a "leader" are symptomatic of the near if not completely fatal disease infesting the halls of the United Nations Headquarters which has turned those buildings into a huge waste of valuable New York City real estate. Its almost as if Kofi took a page from Casablanca and is doing a very bad imitation of the cop:
Kofi: There's corruption in this establishment! I'm shocked!
Moneygrubbing Corruption Peddler: Sir, here are the numbered Swiss accounts into which your kickback money has been deposited.
Kofi: Oh, yes. Thank you. Please blame the Usual Suspects.
Moneygrubbing Corruption Peddler: The Americans and other well meaning capitalistic countries with democratically elected leaders?
Kofi: Yes, that will do nicely.
Somebody, please stop the insanity.