The World Seen From Berlin

If you want to understand the German world-view, take a look at Der Spiegel’s in-depth feature about how hard life is for Kofi Annan and the UN.

You don’t get to the Oil-for-Food scandal until you’re in part 2, by which time the average reader will have nodded off. The corruption of Annan’s lieutenants, the pedophile habits of the his peacekeepers and the tendency for terror states to reign on his human rights council don’t get a look in.

Oh, and it’s Bush’s fault for not letting the Germans have a seat on the Security Council – apparently Schroder hoped that he could ignore the US. But he couldn’t!


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