Thursday, November 11, 2004
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room
... the secretary general and a panel he appointed to conduct an independent investigation into the charges of abuses appeared to be "affirmatively preventing" the Senate from getting documents from a former United Nations contractor that inspected goods bought by Iraq.
The senators also complained that Mr. Annan was blocking access to 55 internal audit reports of the program and other relevant documents and refusing to permit United Nations officials to be interviewed by the subcommittee's investigators.
Knowing the UN we can promptly expect a fusillade of obfuscations and denials designed to keep the internationalists and Arabists feeding them money. It's likely that there will be at least some unflattering reference to the senators religious affiliation from the more "progressive" and "activist" members of Mr. Annan's constituency.
We send about $7B down the crapper at this pesthole every year.