Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ban's already an improvement

Nearly everything I've heard about the new UN Secretary-General Ban has been good. Or, at least, comparatively good--compared, that is, to his predecessor Kofi Annan.

Now he's done two reasonable things, after only a couple of days on the job: refused to condemn the execution of Saddam Hussein in the usual pious and doctrinaire UN fashion, and stated a commitment to dealing with Darfur.

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