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"The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement" Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

We never learn

Feb 6, 2005

Britain urged Sevan not to step down as oil-for-food leader

Last night, Carne Ross, a former senior diplomat who was in charge of Iraq policy at the British mission from 1998 to 2002, said that British officials thought that Mr Sevan was doing such a good job they dissuaded him from quitting.

"We thought he was performing pretty well in the management job from hell,'' Mr Ross admitted. "He was dealing with a very obstreperous regime in Iraq, and a profoundly divided Security Council fighting like cats and dogs."

Feb 8, 2005

Blair to support embattled UN chief

Tony Blair will this week throw his weight behind the embattled United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, after a report castigated the UN for mismanaging billions of pounds in the oil-for-food programme for Iraq.

"We fully support Kofi Annan as secretary general. The Prime Minister has made clear that the secretary general is doing a good job," said a Downing Street spokesman.

What a mess the UN would be in without the inspiring example and integrity of its leadership!


At 8 February 2005 at 15:40, Blogger Jorgen said...

Toni Blair's key principle is to have no principles.


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