Kofi Annan Looses His Cool
Claudia Rosett has details on how Kofi Annan, the 'chief diplomat of the world', lost his cool and insulted a report in his year end press conference.
ames Bone of the London Times began asking questions referring to two of the scandals that continue to bedevil the secretary-general: the saga of Oil-for-Food, and the cameo of a Mercedes-Benz allegedly bought and shipped under false use of Kofi Annan’s name and U.N. status by his son, Kojo Annan.Obviously Kofi Annan doesn't think that his or the UN's integrity and trustworthiness is a 'serious subject'.
Instead of answering Bone, Annan cut him off, first calling him “cheeky,” and then interrupting him again to say: “Hold on. Listen, James Bone. You have been behaving like an overgrown schoolboy in this room for many, many months and years. You are an embarrassment to your colleagues and to your profession. Please stop misbehaving, and please let’s move on to a more serious subject.”
Claudia has details of the two scandals too.