Well at least the new secretary general seems to be a little more with it than Kofi. So much so, that he has already received criticism on his first day
:At the United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ran into trouble on his first day of work when he failed to state the U.N.'s official stance opposing capital punishment and said it should be a decision of individual countries.
"Saddam Hussein was responsible for committing heinous crimes and unspeakable atrocities against Iraqi people and we should never forget victims of his crime," Ban said in response to a reporter's question about Saddam's execution Saturday for crimes against humanity. "The issue of capital punishment is for each and every member state to decide."
His ambiguous answer put a question mark over the U.N.'s stance on the death penalty, although Ban's spokeswoman said there was no change in policy.
Although I am against the death penalty, and feel that Saddam should have just sat in a cage in a public square in Bagdhad for the rest of his life, I am sick and tired of the UN just criticizing actions that countries take, while rarely taking any actions themselves.
Plus Kofi was so getting on my nerves...I think the final "respect losing" straw for me was the whole food for oil fiasco with his son...and how Kofi didn't do anything about it. You raise a crook, but don't take any responsibility to clean up his actions...nice.
Well, happy new year to all and let's hope that Ban Ki-moon receives more criticism from the media for not toeing the UN line!