Kofi Limps off into the Sunset as Ki-moon Takes Oath

by Mike on December 15, 2006

in Politics

It’s always difficult to follow in the footsteps of a giant. Luckily that won’t be a problem for Ban Ki-moon, who was sworn in yesterday as the 8th Secretary General of the world’s most famous debating society. He takes office on January 1, 2007. Although Ki-moon paid tribute to his despicable predecessor, his comments could be interpreted as nothing more than the boilerplate niceties reserved for those leaving the spotlight. I’ll give Ki-moon the benefit of the doubt for now.

Although the U.N. has no real power, it can nevertheless use its influence to foster some good in the world. Of course that requires a Secretary General who doesn’t abuse his position to apologize for tyrants, thugs and terrorists while funneling the bribe money from an oil-for-food scandal to his cronies.  Kofi Annan certainly set a pretty low bar for the position.  Ki-moon can’t possibly be worse than his predecessor.  I hope.

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Ryan December 15, 2006 at 4:28 pm

So far i can see that Ban Ki-moon has a very different personality than Kofi. He can joke, he’s sharp, and is has a disarming accent. Kofi was uptight, dull and he sounded like he was talking to 7-year-olds every time he opened his mouth– not to mention being an apologist for evil, anti-American (except when he needs US funds) and an appeaser to vicious regimes. I completely agree that so far Ban Ki-moon can’t be any worse.

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