The Rosett Report

Ban Ki-moon's Arafat Moment

The new UN Secretary-General didn’t have to, but he did it anyway. No, I’m not talking about Ban’s visit in Austria last month with former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, who was complicit in Nazi war crimes — though as a gratuitous sign of where the UN is going under new management, that was quite bad enough. This week Ban made a point of laying a wreath on the grave on Yasser Arafat. Here’s an editorial from The New York Sun, which yesterday carried a photo of the wreath-laying moment, and today makes the point that the UN Secretary-General should not be paying homage to a corrupt terrorist.

What’s next? A UN pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Kim Il Sung?