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March 18, 2005
UN: We're In The Mood For Stasis

The Washington Times reports today that the United Nations has declared itself "not in the mood" for more change, despite the revelations of multiple sex scandals in some or all of their peacekeeping efforts and the Oil-for-Food corruption that put billions in the pocket of a genocidal tyrant:

The senior aide to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he does not expect additional firings of key personnel as the organization struggles to defend itself from multiple scandals.

"We're not in the mood for more wholesale change," said Mark Malloch Brown, who became Mr. Annan's chief of staff and primary adviser three months ago.

"Senior appointments will not stop, but there is no wholesale change," he told The Washington Times in an interview earlier this week.

One wonders exactly what it takes to put Kofi Annan in the mood for change. The disappearance of over $10 billion (the Senate estimates $21 billion) in aid to the Iraqi people doesn't seem to move him to change. The rape and sexual exploitation of women and little girls by armed men representing the UN hasn't changed his outlook. The complete lack of progress in Kosovo and the Congo in reaching final political resolutions apparently disinterests him. And the deaths of 180,000 people in the ongoing sectarian strife in the Sudan, which Annan resists calling a genocide, has left him unmoved.

Of course, George Bush has indicated his mood by selecting John Bolton as the next US ambassador to the UN, where he is expected to demand change, whether Annan and the Turtle Bay bureaucracy likes it or not. Perhaps Annan can start regarding Bolton as diplomatic Viagra. Once Bolton arrives, I expect the mood to change rather quickly.

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