If Ban is selected, we can expect to hear more attacks like this over the next 5 years.
One pundit, Alykhan Velshi calls Ban “a crook”. Velshi works at the same think tank as Claudia Rosset, a reporter who has attacked the UN over the Oil for Food “scandal”.
Another says that Ban will be more “general than secretary” and claims that Ban will put little work in to address corruption.
Regardless of the merits of the allegations against Ban, the allegations themselves will create a ready excuse for US conservatives to attack the UN.