UNScam this week
Three U.N. Officials Leave World Body: Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s chief of staff Iqbal Riza, the undersecretary-general for management Catherine Bertini, and the U.N. controller Jean-Pierre Halbwachs. Bertini spent 10 years as executive director of the U.N. World Food Program before taking the U.N. management post on Jan. 1, 2003. Of course, the UN claims these resignations are “coincidences”, but Annan Says Oil-for-Food Produced a Bad Year. I’ll say! There’s the bugs, a minor issue, and the larger issue of sexual abuse, the homemade movies (via Instapundit):
The case has highlighted the apparently rampant sexual exploitation of Congolese girls and women by the UN’s 11,000 peacekeepers and 1,000 civilians at a time when the UN is facing many problems, including the Iraqi “oil-for-food” scandal and accusations of sexual harassment by senior UN staff in Geneva and New York.
The UN, haunted? Well, ‘Ghosts’ Hamper Iraq Oil-for-Food Corruption Probe (via Friends of Saddam)
A UN-ordered probe into Iraq oil-for-food corruption is being seriously hampered by an elaborate system of ghost firms set up around the world to cover the tracks of bribes to Saddam Hussein as he cheated the 60 billion dollar (£31.4 billion) program.
No wonder Koffi wants us to move on.