Here comes the sun, nuh a nuh nuh. Here comes the sun and I say, It's alright. The Beatles.
So yesterday at the Truman Presidental Museum and Library, of all places, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan gave his big farewell speech. This corrupt, pompous man can not be out of the door fast enough for me, I'll say that right off the bat. Kofi is the poster boy for surrender monkeys everywhere and those thinking that dialogue will solve the world's problems.
Kofi took the opportunity to bash America, his host and sponsor of his lavish lifestyle as we are the biggest contributor to the U.N. in money and amenities, and then claims not to be doing so during the question and answer session after the speech. This man lies directly into the eyes of questioners and does so effortlessly.
At one point in my life the U.N. held a reputation of successful peacekeeping and for distributing aid after disasters to poor nations. No longer. Now we hear nothing but stories filled with shameful accounts of bribes, payoffs, sexual assaults of young girls and women, peacekeepers fleeing instead of carrying out their missions, and the usual America bashing.
What exactly has been accomplished during Annan's 10 year reign at the helm of the U.N.? I am unable to come up with even one source of success. Under his watch, the largest scandal began and continued with his blessings, including a large piece of the payoff pie going to his own son. While Saddam was building palaces and Kofi and his cohorts were lining their pockets, the Iraqi people were suffering under the oil for food program. The very nations Kofi scolds America for not building concensus with for the war in Iraq efforts, France, Russia, and Germany, are the ones benefitting from the favors of Kofi. And Saddam.
What comes to mind when the record of Kofi is brought forward? Ruwanda, Sudan, Kosovo, Bosnia, all dire situations of which Kofi turned a blind eye and wanted "dialogues" to solve the situations. Peacekeeping stations in Lebanon were exposed on the Israeli borders recently to be complacent while Hezbollah built up an arsenal of weapons, only to use them during the last conflict over the past summer.
The American armed forces are the ones stationed, still to this day, in Kosovo, Bosnia, and for that matter, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and 160 bases overseas. These are the peacekeepers. Their helmuts are not blue.
Emboldened by the fact that his term is up, Kofi has been more strident in his bad mouthing of the U.S. Now we hear in his speech that he thinks the world's only remaining superpower is not building enough coalitions of support in the world, in his opinion. We have to talk more, use force less.
Beam him up, Scottie.
Kofi's idea of talking has given the world continued diaster, not peace or freedom and liberty to the oppressed. He continues to be an anti-Semite and encourages the resolutions against the nation of Israel as they try to defend themselves in a completely hostile environment. I have yet to hear his condemnation of Iran or Hamas for stating their goal of the elimination of Israel. Elimination.
Gosh, elimination doesn't sound too peaceful to me.
His pal Jan Eglund will be leaving, too. You remember Jan, don't you? He's the one who said the U.S. is stingy and doesn't contribute it's fair share in monetary pledges around the world. Nevermind we are the most generous nation on the face of the earth; our people give more individually to causes all over the world, too.
Kofi and Co. have successfully blocked needed reform to the U.N. in recent days. They've got a good thing going, why rock the boat?
"Mr. Carter, thank you for making me a Republican, because of your incompetent handling of the Iranians, the stagnation and your cozying up with every dictator, thug and Islamic terrorist there is. But more importantly, I find it to be vile, you know, because you're black at heart. It's hard because you're an anti-Semite, and let me explain why I think you're a bigot, a racist and an anti-Semite." - A C-SPAN caller to Jimma Carter, promoting his recently published book. The book has come under fire for being full of lies, plagarism and without proper documentation while he claims it is a history of events in the middle east.