Friday, May 06, 2005

Goodbye Kofi Annan

More bad news for Kofi:

U.N. investigators have turned over to Congress boxes of evidence on the Oil-for-Food program, including "proof" that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lied to the Independent Inquiry Committee probing the scandal, Fox News Channel reporter Jonathan Hunt said Thursday.

"One source close to the case told me that in those boxes is the ammunition to prove that Kofi Annan lied to investigators," Hunt told Fox News Radio host Tony Snow. "So this is a very dramatic development indeed."

My feelings on the matter can be best summed up by Ace:


Just a few short weeks ago, Glenn Reynolds quoted a Montreal Newspaper:

In an editorial headlined: "Report Spells the End of Kofi Annan," the Montreal Gazette noted that Annan's then executive assistant destroyed three years worth of files on Oil for Food the day after the Security Council passed a resolution authorizing Volcker's inquiry.

"Just connect the dots," the newspaper said. "What a damning picture it is. Its reputation already in tatters, the U.N. stands today weaker than it ever was. Only major governance reforms can save the world body now, and the first order of reform business needs to be finding a credible replacement for Annan."

Someday....Meanwhile here's a little ditty to speed him off; sung to the tune of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", by Elton John.

Goodbye Kofi Annan

When are you gonna step down?
When are you gonna be gone?
You should have left long ago
Instead of just hangin' around

You know you can’t hold on forever
The world is on to you
You're not some guy who is indispensable
It's way past time to get somebody new

So goodbye Kofi Annan
Goodbye to Kojo, farewell
When you were secretary general
The UN went straight to hell

Your leadership was a disaster
Cotecna, Sex and Saddam
And now if they've got a future
It's beyond dear Kofi Annan

What do you think you'll do then
Without a scandal or two
A dictator somewhere will take you in
Just remind them how much they owe you

Someday there'll be a replacement
Although you say you won't go
You don't talk much about Darfur
But on leaving you shout a "hell no"

So goodbye Kofi Annan
Goodbye Kojo, farewell
And remember when you were in charge
The UN descended to hell

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