Funny-Sounding People Keep Leading the UN September 4, 2007Posted by fitsnews in US Politics.
CAN WE GET A “JOHN” OR A “ROBERT” IN CHARGE, PLEASE?
FITSNews – September 4, 2007 – While perusing United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon‘s most recent assessment of the peacekeeping situation in Sudan (that’s just how we roll on Tuesday mornings here at FITSNews), it struck us that one of the most important criteria for leading the so-called “World Congress” is to have a completely ridiculous-sounding name.
Since its inception after World War II, the U.N. has been run by (among others) Kofi Annan (Ghana), U Thant (Myanmar), Trygve Lie (Norway), Dag Hammarskjold (Sweden) and our personal favorite, Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egypt). Because when you double the Boutros, you double the fun.
Seriously, would it be too much trouble to get a “John Young” or a “Robert Jones” in charge over there? We love us some diversity and everything, but “U” is not a name, people, it’s a letter, Trygve Lie sounds like the name of a Eurythmics album and Ban Ki-Moon sounds like something drunk people do on New Year’s Eve with their dogs. Kofi Annan sounds like somebody ordering another decaf and Dag Hammarskjold sounds a lot like a sexual position that’s been outlawed here in South Carolina. Not that we’re knocking the state-mandated missonary position (with the lights out), but the Dag Hammarskjold sounds kinda fun.