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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Anyone For Kofi?

Radio Left Wing News (that's code for RNZ National News) reported this morning the long awaited Volker report on Oil For Mates has "cleared Kofi Annan of wrong doing."

Here is a more reliable extract from the report from Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations;-
"The report of Paul Volcker’s Independent Inquiry Committee has revealed what I concluded many months ago through the initial investigation of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations -- Kofi Annan is responsible for the failed management that resulted in the fraud and abuse of the Oil-for-Food Program. His lack of leadership, combined with conflicts of interest and a lack of responsibility and accountability point to one, and only one, outcome: His resignation.

The Volcker Report will show that Kojo Annan lied. He lied to investigators. He lied to the public. And, worse, he lied to his father. While Kofi Annan may not be responsible for the acts of his son, he is responsible for failing to reveal a serious conflict of interest. Specifically, he permitted the U.N. to give massive contracts to the company that employed his son. This egregious conflict of interest is simply inexcusable and further damages the credibility of the organization he leads."
Pathetic and transparent. It's high time we had access to a bias barometer to expose the "shameful level of jounalistic illitercy" which infests so many of our news services.

I give thanks to Idiot Savant for this never to be forgotten literary gem.

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 3/30/2005 01:51:00 PM