December 11, 2006
Today at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, Kofi Anna, the 10 year leader of the Useless Nations, made his farewell speech before an audience that he told the world is “in a sorry state,” insinuating, without directly mentioning him, that our President, George W. Bush, is largely to blame.
During his 10 year reign at the U.N., his anti-Americanism and dislike of Israel has not been well hidden, especially since Bush won the election in 2000. Showing a fondness for Truman, he lauded former President’s Truman’s handling of the Korean War and having placed American troops under the flag of the U.N.
Said Annan, “ That was why, for instance, he insisted, when faced with aggression by North Korea against the South in 1950, on bringing the issue to the United Nations and placing US troops under the UN flag, at the head of a multinational force.”
Of course, the Useless Nations negotiated a “cease fire” with North Korea on July 27, 1953. Today that “cease fire” is shaky at best and accomplished little at worst.
The new leader of North Korea, Kim Jung Il, recently tested a small nuclear device; we still have troops in South Korea to deter a return to hostilities for the past 53 years. I fail to see much there to be proud of today, but then again, as Annan said, the Useless nations was in charge.
Annan also stated, “ when I look at the murder, rape and starvation to which the people of Darfur are being subjected, I fear that we have not got far beyond ‘lip service’.”
Mr. Annan, as the leader of the Useless Nations for 19 years now, what steps did you take to help the people of Darfur? What steps did your Useless Nations take to stop the genocide of Rwanda? What steps were taken to stop worldwide terrorism? NONE!!!
Annan went on to say, “The lesson here is that high-sounding doctrines like the "responsibility to protect" will remain pure rhetoric unless and until those with the power to intervene effectively - by exerting political, economic or, in the last resort, military muscle - are prepared to take the lead.”
That is exactly what George W. Bush has been doing and to date, Kofi Annan has opposed it every step of the way!!!
He went on later say, “if our different communities are to live together in peace we must stress also what unites us: our common humanity, and our shared belief that human dignity and rights should be protected by law.”
I wonder if he made sure Usama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other Jihadists were paying attention to these words. And, “Human Dignity?” Common Humanity?” “Human Rights?” Sorry, but as I see it, when you are prepared to highjack airliners with innocent passengers on board and fly them into buildings, or support those that do, when you kidnap people and saw their heads off before a video camera, when you execute women because they dare try to get an education, wear lipstick, nail polish or make-up, you are no longer a human deserving of any “rights” or “humane treatment.” This would also apply to those that support such actions.
Another statement in the speech, “ My fourth lesson - closely related to the last one - is that governments must be accountable for their actions in the international arena, as well as in the domestic one.”
Except for one that invaded a neighbor and when he was forced out by America, agreed to disarm and end WMD programs? After ignoring 17 resolutions over 12 years, by your precious Useless Nations, Mr. Annan, what support was given by this U.N. in making Saddam Hussein accountable? Again, only opposition.
He added, “We can only do all these things by working together through a multilateral system, and by making the best possible use of the unique instrument bequeathed to us by Harry Truman and his contemporaries, namely the United Nations.”
I can only ask, again, where was your support in dealing with the despots? Where were the other member nations who also have been affected by the terrorists?
I also cannot see the U.S., the most powerful nation on earth today, and undoubtedly, one of the milder, in that we do not bully other nations into submission, unless, like Iraq, they pose a threat to ours and the worlds peace, being placed under someone like Kofi Annan or being placed on equal par with ones like Iran’s, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez or North Korea’s Kim Jung Il.
Perhaps that is one of the largest and most troubling problem within the Useless nations, besides its massive corruption, is their failure to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys.
He ends with, “ I hope and pray that the American leaders of today, and tomorrow, will provide [far sighted leadership].”
Perhaps Anna was too busy counting his own ill gotten gains to notice that radical Muslims declared war on western civilization back in 1979 and finally, someone with “far sightedness” has come forward and is finally standing up to these radicals that highjacked Islam to their Neanderthal view of religion? And what does Mr. Annan do? He opposes that man and those who try to stamp out those that slaughter others for no reason other than they disagree on religion!
Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Republican Senator from Texas, said of Annan’s speech, “It is America's defense of liberty and guarantee of free speech that gives Kofi Annan a forum for his criticisms. Those very freedoms were attacked on Sept. 11, drawing us into a War on Terror to defend our values. Kofi Annan's farewell remarks ignore the fact that the U.S. contributes 25 percent of the world's peacekeeping budget and continues to be the greatest defender of liberty the world has ever known."
Nile Gardiner, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation said, “ Kofi Annan has been a shameless appeaser of dictators and tyrants on the world stage and he was fundamentally opposed to the removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.”
Gardiner added, “He [Annan] is a believer in constraining American global power and his latest speech today was all about reining in the U.S. superpower and imposing some kind of international multilateralist vision."
When asked in a Q&A session whether the speech was an attack on President Bush and America, Annan replied, “nothing could be further from the truth, an appeal for corporation in leadership should never be seen as an attack.”
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R. Neb.), who introduced Annan at the library said, “Kofi Annan served as secretary general during 10 of the most difficult, complicated, and dangerous years of the U.N.’s history. He did it with grace, humor, determination, and always doing what he felt was in the best interest of mankind.”
Yes, Senator Hagel, but what was accomplished to protect the world during those 10 years, by Annan? Nothing!
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, (D. Mo.) chimed in with, “For the most part, he has handled this very difficult job with poise and integrity. I hate to see him leave.”
Since it is no secret that many Democrats want the sovereignty of the U.S. stripped and placed under the Useless Nations, that comment isn’t the least bit surprising.
Alex Grobman, author of "Nations United: How the United Nations Undermines Israel and the West,” added his two cents with, “The purpose (of Annan's speech) is to deflect criticism for the U.N., which has failed miserably in its task to bring peace to the world," adding that during Annan's terms as secretary-general, the United Nations often criticized Israel while all but ignoring the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Sudan, Uganda, East Timor and other countries.
Former president B.J. Clinton said, “ Annan's ten years at the helm have been ‘historic,’ having ‘changed the lives of millions of people’.”
Yes, Mr. Clinton, they are now dead!
Annan steps down at the end of this month and I only pray that his replacement, South Korean diplomat Ban Ki Moon doesn’t have the rose colored glasses on that blind them to the realities of the world and those in it that would destroy our way of life and slaughter people simply because they believe differently.
I can always hope, can’t I?
UPDATE: Malkin vs Annan at Tom DeLay.com
Monday, December 11, 2006
Posted by Lew Waters at 9:14 PM