Finally, I have found something to admire about Kofi Annan--- his utter in-your-face chutzpah. Just as Claudia Rosett described at the Hudson Institute on UN reform, power without law, so goes Koffee. The NY Sun
While blaming Turtle Bay's member states for failing to enact his "ambitious" reform proposals, Secretary-General Annan yesterday all but confessed to his own failure to comply with one of the only reform measures that has been passed.
Now that's rich, pun intended.
But when asked if he had filled out the financial disclosure form, which at the height of the oil-for-food scandal became obligatory for senior U.N.staff as a means of curbing some of the corruption, Mr. Annan gave a diplomatic answer that amounted to saying he has not. "I honor all my obligations to the U.N., and I think that is as I have always done," he said. (Phototoon: iHillary)
ishcabibble, ishcabobble "Eb-dee eb-dee eb-dee ebdee- That's ALL FOLKS!"
Yesterday, Mr. Annan acknowledged that several other ideas that he had suggested to revamp the United Nations failed because "the decisions were up to the member states." His plans were "ambitious, some would even say overambitious," he said. "We have achieved quite a lot, but there are areas where I feel we could have done more, and we should continue."
OMG! How low is the bar? An inch off the curb?