June 16, 2004


Not even its own staff trust the UN:

A recent poll of 6,086 employees and managers released on the U.N. Web site revealed that the staff has little faith in the world body leadership's commitment to ethics and integrity and that most believe that when allegations of wrongdoing surface, they are not properly handled.

That’s from the New York Post, which has some ethics issues of its own:

The Bonanno crime family conspired with a corrupt New York Post executive to help a carting company win a garbage disposal contract with the newspaper, a former capo testified yesterday.

Hey, at least we’re getting some actual testimony in this "cash for trash" scandal. Still nothing on oil for food.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 16, 2004 04:38 AM

Tim, there's your next poll question right there.

Which organiztion would you trust most to NOT f**k up a garbage disposal contract:

a. The United Nations
b. The Bonanno Crime Family

I know who I'd vote for. (Lots of vowels at the end of the names, if you know what I mean.)

Posted by: David Crawford at June 16, 2004 at 07:08 AM

That's a healthy decision, David.

Posted by: Sortelli at June 16, 2004 at 11:47 AM

Maybe if someone put a horse's head in Kofi's bed...

Posted by: Michael Lonie at June 16, 2004 at 01:31 PM

Figures that the NYPost accusations are made in the Daily News; the tabloidesque competition across town.

We report, you decipher...

Posted by: D at June 16, 2004 at 02:08 PM