I don't have much use for the United Nations. For the most part, it serves as a platform for anti-U.S. sentiments. You may have seen the news stories about the UN employees' union and their possible no-confidence vote. The issue(s) with the union revolve around Annan's seeming inability to discipline his work force, whether the allegation is preferential hiring practices, sexual harassment, or incompetence. The Washington Times has a good story on Annan's sorry saga today.
Later, I'm going to examine a real, honest-to-God scandal at the U.N. that dwarfs Watergate and Iran-Contra put together. It has received some coverage, but not nearly enough...so stay tuned.