By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, July 7 -- A day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was burned in effigy in Sri Lanka, on his way into the UN Security Council he stopped to greet the Press. Inevitably, Inner City Press asked him what he was going to do about the taking hostage of UN staff in Colombo and the closure of the UN facility today.
Mr. Ban smiled. His Associate Spokesman cut in, “The Secretary General will speak at the appropriate time.”