NEW YORK — Investigators looking into the United Nations’ oil-for-food program said Tuesday that Secretary-General Kofi Annan didn’t interfere in the awarding of a contract to a company that employed his son but criticized the U.N. chief for not properly investigating possible conflicts of interest.
As peacekeeping chief for the UN, Annan sat on his hands as the Hutu militia massacred thousands of Tutsis. As General Secretary he has presided over a UN that cooperated with dictator Saddam Hussein in stealing of billions of dollars that was to be used to alliviate suffering in Iraq. He was willing to allow Hussein to ignore UNSC resolutions without penalty. He dispatched “peacekeeping” troops whose idea of peacekeeping was to rape women, children and apparently animals.
Under his tutlage the UN has not brought peace or stability anywhere they are involved. In fairness, they have not under any other leader either.
But since he is not a businessman, none of that matters. As long as he declares himself and the UN are for ‘peace”, he will not be considered responsible, regardless of what the facts are.
He mislead everyone about the UN as much as Kenneth Lay and Bernie Ebbers mislead their investors.