Tuesday, December 12, 2006

No kudos for Bush in Annan's farewell

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan took his criticism of the Bush administration to the nation's heartland Monday, saying America must not sacrifice its democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism.

In the hometown of President Harry Truman, who helped found the
United Nations, Annan said "human rights and the rule of law are vital to global security and prosperity."

When the U.S. "appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused," Annan told a packed audience at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.


Good lord -- this took place right down the street from me. I could have walked there and I didn't even know about it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Riddance!

The worst leader the UN ever has is finally leaving.

Bush has his mistakes, but at least he admits genocide (in Darfur) when he sees it.

Annan will probably receive a nice check and retirement, but unfortunately for him, he'll rot in history as another Chamberlin.

Goodbye Annan, it will be fun without you!

W.M. Bear said...

I like my Kofi black, no sugar.