Monday, December 11

december 31

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan apparently fancies himself to be like Winston Churchill. Sixty years ago President Harry Truman invited Churchill to Missouri where he gave his famous Iron Curtain address to warn Americans of the menace they faced in the Soviet Union. Today, Annan accused the Bush Administration of 'human rights abuses' during his 'farewell address' today at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Missouri.

"Human rights and the rule of law are vital to global security and prosperity," Annan's text said. When the U.S. "appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused."

Confusion? There has been a deluge of misinformation and a myriad of bad reporting about the Bush Administration but there's no confusion about what the Bush Administration is doing. Informed people understand the Bush Doctrine and they voted for it overwhelmingly in '04.

There is certainly no confusion about the feckless Annan, who during his ten year tenure at Turtle Bay, ignored genocides in Angola, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, Syria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, Liberia and the Balkans.

Prior to that, as the head of the UN's peacekeeping operations, Annan stood by and did nothing as 7,000 Bosnians were massacred in Srebenica. And he failed to act in preventing the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda. In fact, Annan's office explicitly forbade peacekeepers from raiding Hutu arms caches in Rwanda just four months before the genocide.

Kofi, you are no Winston Churchill.

Annan and the UN have done nothing about global terrorism and have failed to act as Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda kill innocents with impunity from Jakarta to Jordan.

The UN has conveniently looked the other way as Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, among others, have stolen elections across Latin America. Annan's UN allowed Saddam Hussein to slaughter, torture, maim, rape and kill his own people. In fact, all of Annan's back channel efforts failed to prevent the invasion of Iraq, which ultimately resulted in the liberation of Iraq and the discovery of the UN's corrupt Oil-For-Food scheme, of which Annan and his inner circle were intimately involved.

That's quite a legacy you're leaving behind, Mr. Secretary-General. Thankfully it ends on December 31.


Blogger Plain Joe said...

Informed people? You make me laugh.

Good god are you stupid!

10:13 AM  

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