...anyone who thinks Kofi Annan is the man to reform the United Nations has the intelligence of a gnat or the morals of Saddam Hussein.
Here is another example of a whitewashing attempt: the "European Anti-Fraud Office's" (Olaf) investigation into the EU's financial contributions to the Palestinian Authority. John Rosenthal found this hilarious statement in a press release by Olaf:
...there are consistent indications to support the hypothesis that it cannot be excluded that some of the assets of the PA may have been used by some individuals for other than the intended purposes.
Of course, Olaf states that no misuse of EU funds took place...
Read all of John Rosenthal's posting on the matter.