From From the BBC
The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.
He said the decision to take action in Iraq should have been made by the Security Council, not unilaterally.
The UK government responded by saying the attorney-general made the "legal basis... clear at the time".
Mr Annan also warned security in Iraq must considerably improve if credible elections are to be held in January.
In a purely realpolitik sense, the UN was supposed to be the biggest American tool in the post-Cold War world. It was supposed to ensure that we could control a coalition and, therefore, maintain our superpower position. The fact that we're now in direct violation of its charter-- and, perhaps as important, the fact that Annan feels it's important to talk about that to the media-- is therefore very important.
And what do the US media have to say about it? MSNBC has nothing on their front page OR even their international news section (although they do provide an excellent article about how the Turkish parlaiment may consider a bill banning adultery). CNN similarly has no mention of the event, although they do inform us that Ashley Olsen will be selling Happy Meals soon. So they're at least on the ball there. CBS News is all Peterson trial and Ivan.
Let's get this straight. The Secretary General of the United Nations has all but declared us a rogue state... and the American media IGNORES it. This is absurd. A state controlled propaganda service could hardly be better at keeping us ignorant. Hell, Britain's state-controlled service is where I got the damn article. This can't stand, though. In an age of global communication, they can't just withhold information to keep us ignorant like this.
This is an incredibly important story, but the American media's silence on it is almost as important. Are we truly living in a society that can just ignore breaking stories if they're unflattering to the United States? Is there a difference between any American media outlet and Pravda anymore?