Thursday, December 22, 2005

Annan assails reporter in rare show of anger

TinPot wannabe "world dictator" Coffee Annan can't control the coruption in his own family let alone the UN and looses it with a reporter who points it out.

Dec 21 (Reuters) -

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lost his diplomatic cool with a reporter on Wednesday, calling him an "overgrown schoolboy" in a show of anger at questions over his part in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal.The normally unruffled Annan responded calmly at an end-of-year news conference to several questions on the $64 billion program, which he said had sometimes been covered through "deliberate leaks" that were "fed by people with agendas."Journalists, he said, often missed the story, such as oil smuggling outside of the U.N. program, recently documented by a U.N.-established inquiry headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.

Yeah Coffee but that doesn't change all the curruption that surrounds you. Besides if it was related to the oil for food program YOU were suposed to be monitoring EVERY facet of it. So it's just more corruption that you let pass you by.

His frustration showed when a British journalist, James Bone of the London Times, began questioning him about reports that Annan's son, Kojo, imported a Mercedes-Benz car into Ghana using his father's diplomatic status to avoid taxes.
Annan interrupted the reporter when Bone said, "Your own version of events don't really make sense.""I think you're being very cheeky," Annan said. "Listen James Bone, you've been behaving like an overgrown schoolboy in this room for many, many months and years."You are an embarrassment to your colleagues and to your profession. Please stop misbehaving and please let's move on to a serious subject," Annan added.The president of the U.N.

Yes God Forbid the corruption of your own family and the rampant chaos and corruption of the UN is NOT a serious subject to you. The evidence to support that is all around you.

Correspondents Association said that Bone had a right to ask a question. Annan said he agreed with that "but I think we also have to understand that we have to treat each other with respect."

No you have to earn that respect, if anything what little respect you had you have lost Coffee.

The Volcker commission faulted Annan for bad management of the oil-for-food program but cleared him of personal wrongdoing, including influencing a contract that went to a company that employed his son.

Of course the Volker investigation did not have subpena power, so no one had to give him any documents that he could have proven the depth of the corruption. Even without it the problem is so rampant he had no problem pointing out just the stuff you could see from the surface.

Asked again if he bought a Mercedes tax-free for his son, Annan said, "I know you are all obsessed about the car. If you want to know more about it, please direct the questions to his lawyer or to him.""I am neither his spokesman nor his lawyer," the Secretary-General said of his son."The report of Paul Volcker is clear. I am not going to rehash it," he added.Earlier in the news conference, Annan, whose second five-year term ends in December 2006, had some advice for the man or woman who will succeed him."They need a thick skin. They need a sense of humor, and they should laugh a lot inside and outside and at themselves ... and be able to reach out and work effectively with leaders across the world," Annan said.

All things Mr. Annan lacks. We need to get out of the UN and dispell this vile den of treachorous Scumbags back to their own countries.

Courtesy Drudge

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