Miserable failure says farewell by blasting U.S.

posted at 9:59 am on December 11, 2006 by Allahpundit

Rwanda, Kosovo, Darfur, Oil for Food, child-sex scandals, twelve years of unenforced resolutions against Saddam, paralysis in the face of an accelerating Iranian nuclear program, a North Korean bomb test this summer, and an antagonism towards Israel so relentless as to border on the persecutional.

That’s the global test. We’ve failed it.

In a farewell speech on U.S. soil today, retiring United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to deliver a tough critique of President Bush’s policies. He will accuse the administration of trying to secure the United States from terrorism in part by dominating other nations through force, committing what he termed human rights abuses and taking military action without broad international support…

In the 61-year history of the U.N., no secretary-general has ended his tenure by criticizing U.S. policies so sharply, said Stanley Meisler, a historian of the United Nations and author of a new biography of Annan…

In his speech, Annan refers to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. When “military force is used, the world at large will consider it legitimate only when convinced that it is being used for the right purpose … in accordance with broadly accepted norms.”

When he’s right, he’s right. Arab self-rule doesn’t accord with broadly accepted norms.

He’ll deliver the speech at the Truman presidential library in Missouri, just to make things overtly partisan. He knows who his audience is; why not play to them? I do like the irony of having the head of the UN criticize America from the porch of the president who first recognized Israel, though. It lends a nice vaudeville atmosphere to the occasion.

Kofi’s got an op-ed out in WaPo today too in which he shares the lessons he’s learned from standing idly by while genocide occurs in various places around the globe. The takeaway lesson, per Captain Ed? Accountability.


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*pans into the audience of liberal, wide-eyed, smiling faces, lapping up every last drop of the anti-American vomit spewing from Annan’s mouth*

fin

natesnake on December 11, 2006 at 10:10 AM

parting is such sweet sorrow…

what a slime. really, though, could his replacement possibly be worse?

pullingmyhairout on December 11, 2006 at 10:12 AM

Good riddance you worthless piece of $#!~

WisCon on December 11, 2006 at 10:14 AM

Pecksniffian prig

Wade on December 11, 2006 at 10:17 AM

Who is sponsoring this speech opportunity?

doginblack on December 11, 2006 at 10:20 AM

What comes around goes around. And it’s coming fast and hard for some of these fools that would subscribe to Annan’s vision of the world.

Griz on December 11, 2006 at 10:26 AM

What? Annan’s giving a speech on the porch of a mass-murdering U.S. President?*

*No, I don’t disagree with Truman’s decision to drop the bomb.

Slublog on December 11, 2006 at 10:38 AM

Fair F***ing Farewell. He can retire with the millions he and his son made from the deaths of millions. He can live out his life,ignoring the millions that have suffered under his ineptness. His legacy is that slavery and genocide flourshed under his regime. And he would have been more than happy to have Saddam continued to brutilize and torture the Iraqi people.
My only regret is that he was not bad enough for us to leave the U.N., we will have wait for another day.

right2bright on December 11, 2006 at 10:41 AM

Kofi was indoctrinated at a college in Minnesota. Go figure.

infidel on December 11, 2006 at 10:47 AM

What a waste of time even replying to ,or about this wasted time he spent at the UN

bones47 on December 11, 2006 at 10:49 AM

A truly loathsome human being.

JammieWearingFool on December 11, 2006 at 10:50 AM

He and Baker will be partying at the house of Saud soon,celebrating their largesse and laughing at the commoners.

bbz123 on December 11, 2006 at 10:55 AM

I prefer my Kofi coffee hot, strong and black with no sugar.

Can I get my money back?

SouthernGent on December 11, 2006 at 10:57 AM

Waste of human flesh.

CyberCipher on December 11, 2006 at 11:03 AM

right2bright

He was more than enough corrupt, anti-AMERICAN, etc. for us to leave the Useless Nations.
We don’t have the brains, or balls to kick these filthy ingrates off U.S. soil. After all, we may actually “offend” the world community. And, as we all know, tis far worse a crime to OFFEND someone than to murder, rape or commit genocide.
This charlatan has the nerve to lecture the U.S., while having presided over the most ineffectual, corrupt organization the modern world has seen. The various genocides in Africa by themselves would have prompted anyone with a conscience or sense of shame to resign. Kofi has neither.
Shame on us for funding an organization that condones rape, genocide, murder and more.
America, WAKE UP!

mountainmanbob on December 11, 2006 at 11:06 AM

Pure scum.

Free Kurdistan on December 11, 2006 at 11:22 AM

Goodbye you ignorant criminal piece of trash, may we never have to hear your noxious comments again.

Next move should be to send the UN into oblivion. The most useless organization to world stability since the league of nations. How much more of our tax dollars are going to be wasted down the rat hole of corruption that is the UN? I say we drop out of the UN and start a League of Democratic/FREE Countries. Membership would be selective and limited. The ironic part of this idea is the fact the dems would not qualify. Liking that idea.

still468 on December 11, 2006 at 11:24 AM

Annan should be tried for war crimes. Is there blood on his hands?

Free Kurdistan on December 11, 2006 at 11:29 AM

Miserable failure is too kind of term for him…

areseaoh on December 11, 2006 at 11:43 AM

BUH-Bye Kofi, you “peace” of crap, don’t let the Oil for Food scandel hit ya in the ass on the way out. And take Kujo with ya!

Let’s dump the U.N., and start up the Freedom Alliance!

Tony737 on December 11, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Good riddance to that little dirt bag.

rplat on December 11, 2006 at 11:47 AM

We should have “Hammarskjöld’d” Kofi a long time ago.

Hell, I’m still in favor of it.

there it is on December 11, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Annan summed up five principles that he considers essential: collective responsibility, global solidarity, rule of law, mutual accountability and multilateralism.

Global Kumbaya – so long as the U.S. pays for most of it!

“Miserable failure” – nice and witty, at first glance.

His appointment and tenure were a politically correct miserable calamity (suggests great affliction, either personal or general; the emphasis is on the grief or sorrow caused).

May this POS live long and in ignominy!!!

Entelechy on December 11, 2006 at 12:40 PM

…he spent all those years in Turtle Bay, one crisis, one scandal bouncing off him like Teflon, and he has the *GALL* to criticize *ANYONE*, let alone the nation that paid his bloody bills all those years?

This guy doesn’t need to be retired…he needs to be tried for complicity in war crimes…then taken out and shot.

The man is walking, slavering proof to the argument that the Joh Birchers have been making about the UN all these many years…he’d be useless cut up for bait.

Puritan1648 on December 11, 2006 at 12:58 PM

I found this on LGF and I will send them a card.

Fun with the ACLU……Wanna have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year.

As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world.
Make sure it says “Merry Christmas” on it.

Here’s the Address, just don’t be rude or crude. (It’s Not the Christian Way, you know!)

ACLU
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn’t know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So spend 39 cents and tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a “Holiday Tree”. . . . It’s a Christmas Tree even in the fields!

And pass this on to your email lists. We really want to communicate with the ACLU! They really DESERVE us!

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
And thankfully , kofi is GONE. Hope he takes his family with him.

shooter on December 11, 2006 at 12:59 PM

Annan summed up five principles that he considers essential: collective responsibility, global solidarity, rule of law, mutual accountability and multilateralism.

OK, What about FREEDOM, LIBERTY, DEMOCRACY?

F*#kin’ LOSER

shooter on December 11, 2006 at 1:07 PM

LMAO way to go Bolton !

From Annan’s final spech

After a private dinner Tuesday night at the White House for Annan, Bolton joked that “nobody sang ‘Kumbaya.'”

Told at the time of Bolton’s comment, Annan laughed and asked: “But does he know how to sing it

?”

William Amos on December 11, 2006 at 2:23 PM

There will come a day when all of nature’s intentions will instantly be known to all of creation. The sheep will have been separated from the goats, and no one will argue with the judgments as they are pronounced because of 1) our newly bestowed consciousness, and, 2) because every judgment will be perfect. Everyone in attendance (which, by the way, will be everyone) will simply nod their heads and say “yes, that’s right, I agree with that. Yes, right again, yes, yes, yes…” Until that day, we have to keep working and not grow weary of the tasks that are set before us.

JustTruth101 on December 11, 2006 at 2:42 PM

Nobel prize forthcoming for Koffi. Isn’t that what happens to these Anti American pukes after bashing the USA ?

Eat s–t Koffi and stay away. . . .

Texyank on December 11, 2006 at 4:09 PM

I wonder if anyone will press charges against Kofi or his son, once their diplomatic immunity runs out?

kiakjones on December 11, 2006 at 4:36 PM

So long Koffi old boy and don’t let the door hit you in the ass when you walk out!

NEMETI IN SYRACUSE on December 11, 2006 at 5:12 PM

the most useless leader of a useless organization ……

robo on December 11, 2006 at 5:56 PM

My already low opinion of the U.N. sunk even lower when Kofi showed up. Best and better to be rid of this corrupt grifter. But, hold your horses, the drive by media will keep dragging him out front and center like they do Jimmy Carter. After all, they’re both Nobel Peace Surprise “winners”.

I damn near threw up when I read Kofi quoted Truman about responsiblities to the world when it was Truman who dropped two nukes to decimate our enemy at that time to force peace.

I bet Harry Truman would have something to say about this corrupt, inept and arrogant thief.

His crowning achievement is….Darfur.

Good riddance, Coughing Anus.

doingwhatican on December 11, 2006 at 7:28 PM

Kofi thought our current administration should act more like Truman in the diplomatic arena and I agree. Let’s break out our entire nuclear arsenal and drop it on our enemies’ major cities!

Mike O on December 11, 2006 at 9:10 PM

The fact he’s from Africa, but couldn’t give a damn about the Africans is proof positive he only wants to get back to his NY Apartment at the end of a busy day to slip between those high threadcount sheets and pretend he’s an American.

Now the dream is over and he has to return to Africa. He’s just bitter.

You should have done more work against tyrants and dictators and genocide, Kofi; reap the whirlwind.

Black Adam on December 12, 2006 at 12:47 AM