Thursday, November 04, 2004

UN Prepares for Clinton secretariat

Annan asked to clarify harassment ruling

"Because I feel that it is of importance to set this precedent."

Wait, no, that was the voice in my head. Sorry.

New York, NY, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The United States is reported to have asked U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan why he overruled claims of sexual harassment against a senior staff member.

An American woman alleged Ruud Lubbers, the high commissioner for refugees, harassed her after a meeting in his office in Geneva last year, the BBC said Thursday.

An internal investigation into the allegation reportedly supported her complaint. But, Annan said he rejected findings on the basis of legal advice that the charge was unsustainable in court.

In other words, the "Liar, liar, pants on fire" defense is admissible at the United Nations. Slick Willy could not be reached for comment, but is said to be in high spirits.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

The reason Clinton wants the post is he thinks he gets to be General of all the secretaries.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Ugh. Yet another reason why we shouldn't use the UN for anything. It's a failed experiment has outlived whatever usefullness it ever had.

11:39 AM  
Blogger timh said...

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8:38 PM  
Blogger timh said...

Sorry about the above invisible comment.

Nonsense, Tom, the U.N. is a fine example of another city project building dotting the skyline of the inner city, providing "good jobs with good wages" and "feeling our pain".

8:41 PM  

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