Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Kofi Annan Criticizes Bush Admin in Farewell Speech

Kofi Annan's farewell speech as Secretary-General of the United Nations was a thinly veiled criticism of the Bush Administration's foreign policy. How thin was it? Well, if his remarks were a burka, there would only be enough fabric for him to cover his own rear end ;)

As the Bush-Bashing Bandwagon makes another stop at the United Nations, it seems that dignitaries are beginning to use the misdeeds and incompetences of the Bush Administration as a convenient cover for their own faults, as they attempt a graceful exit from the public eye. And while Annan's concerns are certainly not without merit, they are also the product of his own failure as Secretary-General.

While the Bush Administration has made no secret of its contempt's for the United Nations, from it's designation of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to it's unapologetic use of it's veto to defeat resolutions which are not solely in line with its own national interests; decorum should not have prevented Kofi Annan from delivering his "final statement" a heck of a lot sooner and far more often.

Of course, the United Nations can only function if all of its permanent members want it to; otherwise, it becomes as useless as a "Study Group" on Iraq. But that shouldn't stop it from at least reaching a consensus as to why it's not working. I mean, it's not as though they're able to do anything else.

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1 Comments:

Blogger MikeFitz said...

I was actually happier to see John Bolton go for a walk than even when Rummy fell on his sword.

12:37 AM  

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