Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Legacy of Kofi Annan

According to Google, Kofi Annan:

said - 399,000
called - 70,700 (for, on)
told - 54,400
urged - 39,000
expressed - 23,700
gave - 9,890 (a speech)
condemned - 9,410 (Israel)
criticized - 4,720 (Israel)
convened - 3,540 (a panel against Israel)
denounced - 1,700 (Israel)
agreed - 971
decided - 702
demanded - 522
received - 502
rebuked - 387
deplored - 368
reaffirmed - 352
confirmed - 335
questioned - 334
promised - 329
requested - 263
asserted - 262
supported - 247 (an opinion)
defended - 234 (a speech)
backed - 216
appeared - 184
assured - 169
affirmed - 155
mentioned - 150
helped - 149 (Saddam Hussein)
endorsed - 145
explained - 135
played - 107
pushed - 106 (for a meeting)
protested - 95
scheduled - 83
determined - 64 (in his mind)
considered - 52
revealed - 51
allowed - 39 (abuse)

And that's not including the times that he "strongly" did these things. Meanwhile, he actually:

acted - 39
prevented - 24
assisted - 14
changed - 13
cared - 3
discovered - 2
uncovered - 1
financed - 1
reformed - 0
affected - 0
made a difference - 0
liberated - 0
set in action - 0

In sum, he:

failed - 713
succeeded - 35

I'm looking forward to the next Secretary General.

Yehuda

2 comments:

David said...

Kofi Annan was as effective on Middle East policy as a goldfish high on Prozac would be trying to convince Pirahna fish to become herbivores !! , In short , he was a tool of the Arab League - the all seeing , the all lying anti-Israel , pan-Arabist lobying organisation .To recap,he was the true face of the United Nations - " ain suffeck " !!

Coldfoot said...

A new leader in an impotent organization comprised of third world thugs, former communists, supporters of terrorism, corrupt diplomats and anti-democracy leaches will only be the leader of an impotent organization comprised of third world thugs, former communists, supporters of terrorism, corrupt diplomats and anti-democracy leaches.

The UN continues to exist largely because people who would otherwise be corrupt thugs in their native country can come to New York, earn a living, go to strip clubs, and send their kids to the finest schools in New England.