The WSJ examines the reign of Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations (we'll leave for another time the disgusting reality that the head of the UN has the same title as the head of the Soviet Communist Party held). As a coddler of dictators and enabler of repressive regimes, he has few equals. The Journal describes the worst of his legacy:
. . . the larger problem of Mr. Annan's approach is that, by insisting that only through the U.N. could the world act to protect vulnerable populations, he has made vulnerable people hostage to predatory regimes with seats at the U.N. and made it all the more difficult for the world to act. Compare the fate of the Kosovars--rescued from the Serbs by U.S. military action undertaken without U.N. consent--with that of the Darfuris, who are still at the mercy of militias supported by the Sudanese government in Khartoum, which has effectively blocked serious international intervention.