While the UN celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day
Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and China rallied around U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday, which caused Roger L Simon to ask.
How much money does he [Jack Straw] think should be stolen through Oil-for-Food before the Secretary General is held accountable? So far it’s 23 billion. As far as I know that’s an historical record for corruption. Not enough, Jack?
Many in the MSM and elsewhere complain loudly about the US alienating Europe. But what about those of us Americans who used to have respect and admiration for Europe as a just and democratic society and feel dismayed by their immoral acceptance of corruption? Do we have a vote in this?
Meanwhile, in Albany, the Republican-led state Senate dealt a severe blow to a U.N. plan to build a 35-story building on nearby parkland, tabling a bill that would have started the process.
The United Nations “has evolved into an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic group of petty, sniping bigots who are pursuing an anti-freedom, anti-democratic, anti-American agenda,” said state Sen. Serphin Maltese, a conservative Republican from Queens.
“To authorize an expansion of their headquarters would be a slap in the face of American citizens.”
Meanwhile, GOP Reps. Vito Fossella, Peter King, and Sue Kelly called a press conference in front of U.N. headquarters, endorsing legislation calling for cutting 10 percent of U.S. funding for the United Nations unless it cooperates with investigators probing the oil-for-food scandal.
That’s what I call a good start.