Has the United Nations outlived any usefullness it once may have had? I am shocked but not surprised by the level of corruption that is being hidden by Crime Lord Anan and his henchmen. How can one expect an allegedly democratic organization actually be honest and democratic when so much of its membership is made up of countries that are neither? The Oil-for-Food Scandal and the stonewalling by the UN of the Senate investigation is just one more example of how the UN is failing to live up to its charter. I challenge anyone to name one successfully completed UN mission. Every single one I could find is either still going on, was never resolved, or ended with the UN tucking its tail and running.