Poor Kofi. One of the reasons might be the way he describes the situation "...I leave office with the (Israeli) occupation...". This type of rhetoric might actually be harmful to the peace process as it indicates that you have already taken sides and aren't interested in a 'fair' deal.
Annan 'very sad' he couldn't resolve ME conflict
Outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed great sadness on Friday that he couldn't help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict during his term of office.
"It is with great personal sadness that I leave office with the (Israeli) occupation now in its 40th year," he said in a message to a UN-backed conference on Palestine on Friday.
Annan called on all parties involved in the conflict as well as the international community to redouble their efforts to put the Middle East peace process back on track. (link)
Of course, this is the same idiot that allowed Dafur to rage on his watch, took part in the oil-for-food scandal and cashed in to the tune of millions of dollars in pension. Sad isn't something I expect Kofi to feel more than a week out. After that, he'll feel like any other criminal who got away with it. Of all the people in the world, this one man probably set back the poor and disenfranchised the most in history.
So forgive me if I have no pity for Kofi and his sadness, if he wants real sadness, he should take a trip to some of the places that his U.N. tried to 'save'.
Reason amongst the swindlers