Today, the UN General Assembly approved Ban Ki-Moon, former South Korean Foreign Secretary, as the new UN General Secretary. He takes over on 1 January. Good luck to Ban. And goodbye to Kofi Annan, who cannot leave soon enough. There is no point in rehashing the UNs very poor performance on the major issues of war and peace during Annan's tenure. We know that painful litany. To be fair, there is plenty of blame to go around. But who will forget Annans oil for food legacy of corruption? Think Kofis going to move back to Ghana? NYC should get ready for a wealthy immigrant.