Sunday, April 03, 2005
According to the Sun-Times:
Never in its 60 years of existence has the United Nations been so awash in scandal. The institution set up to engender world peace has been besieged by reports that its officials were on the take, that its soldiers raped women and girls in Congo, that the son of its secretary-general was engaged in a serious conflict of interest. In terms of managing its business, the United Nations has become sorely dysfunctional.

Much of this, unfortunately, has happened under the watch of Secretary-General Kofi Annan. There is no question that if any of these incidents had occurred at a major U.S. corporation, Annan would have been quickly ousted from his job as CEO. But this is the United Nations, where back-room politicking and power struggles seem to trump sound business practices.

Of course corporations are answerable to their shareholders, whereas the U.N. continues to get billions from the U.S. taxpayers and other nations regardless of whether it is all being pocketed by U.N. leadership.

The U.N. is the best get-rich-quick scheme in history.
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