Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Anything But That

It seems the dread, almost Sauronic powers of international diplomacy are about to be unleashed:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Kofi Annan will both face sharp criticism for allowing corruption and waste to overwhelm the Iraq oil-for-food program, according to a probe of the $64 billion operation.

Sharp criticism, that most potent of weapons in the U.N. arsenal. When informed he may also be in for a "mild scolding" and "stern talking to," nearby observers noted Annan visibly paled.