God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - Jars of Clay - listen now

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The New UN Secretary General Is Off To A Good Start

Ban Ki Moon is no Kofi Annan. Thank God.
On his first official day on the job, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepped back from the United Nations’ long-standing opposition to the death penalty, saying capital punishment is an issue for each country to decide and that the world should never forget Saddam Hussein’s “heinous crimes.’’

The remarks suggest that the former South Korean foreign minister would defer to the UN’s 192-member states on some of the day’s most controversial and unsettled issues. Nearly 70 countries—including the United States and South Korea—retain the death penalty.

“Saddam Hussein was responsible for committing heinous crimes and unspeakable atrocities against the Iraqi people,’’ Ban said in his first press conference. “The issue of capital punishment is for each and every member state to decide.’’
Sounds like a smart guy. Let's hope it's a trend.

0 comments:

Recent Comments

Contact Me

eMail:
cyberkevinblogs@gmail.com

MSN:
cyberkevinblogs

Google Chat:
cyberkevin1

Label Cloud

Followers

. . .

. . .

. . .


stats

Blog Archive

Disclaimer

All opinions expressed on this blog are those of the author. The author’s opinions do not represent those of his employers. All original material is copyrighted and property of the author. If you use it at least have the decency to give me credit for it. Don’t steal it or I reserve the right to sue you to heck and back, or worse. Other info may have been copyrighted by someone else; the author believes that such work as is quoted here does not exceed reasonable “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright Law as I understand it. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. Opinions in comments or trackbacks are not mine, so if you have a problem with those, sorry, I can’t help you. Comments on this blog become the sole property of the blog, and may be reused or quoted on the blog or in any other media. Anyone mentioned in relation to a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Contact: writetokevinp@gmail.com. All e-mails are presumed to be for publication on the site unless I am specifically and politely told otherwise - if you’re rude I’ll publish them just to hack you off. All comments are subject to deletion or revision should the author find them offensive or just simply not like you. Trolling will not be tolerated.

  © Blogger templates ProBlogger Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP