Not sure what your laughing at to be honest. His record in Katanga was well appreciated by the emerging African political leadership, as was evidenced by his subsequent appointment to, I think as Chancellor to the University of Ghana. Especially, at a stage when Nkrumah's head has yet to be turned by power politics, and wealth.Originally Posted by ChrIreland
With regards to Katanga, the UN mission there in the first place was a disgrace, a particularly poor attempt to repress a legitimate excercise in self-determination by a population that were not particularly keen to be ruled by a government which insisted on a strong central government, in a country lacking any form of ethnic or culutural unity, which was as far from them, as Athens is to us.
However, given that that was not the concern of Conor Cruise, he did a good job given his mandate, and was let down by, in retrospect all too familiar, failure of UN leadership.