Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Would you like some whine with your Koffi?

From here:
By Evelyn Leopold

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Terrorism and conflicts across the Middle East will be major global issues in 2006, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a year-end news conference on Wednesday and he also lashed out at the media for its coverage of the oil-for-food program.

Annan said he faced getting tough management reform proposals through the U.N. General Assembly and trying to solve the ongoing conflict in Sudan's Darfur region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But he said he expected terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and the Middle East -- the slayings in Lebanon, the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict and the turmoil in Iraq -- to be "a major issue for us."

The usually unruffled U.N. chief castigated what he called unfair media coverage of his role and that of his son's in the now-defunct U.N. oil-for-food humanitarian program in Iraq.

He scolded James Bone of the Times of London for saying, "Your own version of events don't really make sense."

Annan responded: "I think you're being very cheeky. Listen James Bone, you've been behaving like an overgrown schoolboy in this room for many, many months and years. You are an embarrassment to your colleagues and to your profession. Please stop misbehaving and please let's move on to a serious subject."

Can you say arrogant? This bozo is treating himself like some kind of royalty, thinking that he is above scrutiny for his vile misdeeds as the most corrupt U.N. secretary since its inception. Where's John Bolton when you need him to take this bozo down a few notches.

Screw the U.N. Either fix it or throw it out of the U.S. on its collective ear. 'Nuff said.

(Filed under World Affairs)