Monday, October 18, 2004

Here's good news!

Criminal Probe Eyes Kofi's Son. It's not as good as if it were Pops, but it's OK:

The son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has been targeted by a federal criminal probe into corruption of the scandal-scarred Iraq oil-for-food program, sources said.

Top U.N. officials said 30-year-old Kojo Annan is among a handful of individuals and companies whose business dealings with the gigantic U.N. humanitarian aid program are now facing the white-hot scrutiny of a federal grand jury in Manhattan.

I hope it has a happy ending!
Still, U.N. critics say the news that the son of the secretary-general is now being investigated has created a political crisis inside the world body's headquarters.

"This could be another devastating blow to Kofi Annan's personal credibility, and already, I believe, the oil-for-food scandal is big enough to bring Kofi Annan down," said U.N. critic Nile Gardiner, a former aide of British ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Yeah, that's part of the ending I had in mind.

More details by following the link, but:
The younger Annan, a Ghana native who now lives in Nigeria, could not be reached for comment.
Undoubtedly the proper spot for him. I'm expecting an email any day!