Skip to comments.How to Move Iraq Forward (Kofi Annan takes credit for Iraq vote)
Posted on 02/12/2005 8:27:21 AM PST by jalisco555
The success of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq has created an exciting moment of opportunity. It matters greatly that Iraq's transition is a success. I am determined to make certain that the United Nations will play its full part in helping the Iraqi people achieve that end.
But it also matters that the international community, which has been angrily divided over Iraq, now recognizes that we all share a common agenda: to move Iraq from the starting point -- its successfully completed elections -- to a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future.
Even the scars left by past differences can be turned into opportunities. Precisely because the United Nations did not agree on some earlier actions in Iraq, it now has much-needed credibility with and access to Iraqi groups that must agree to join in the new political process if peace is to prevail. Now is the time for us to draw on that capital.
I want to capture this moment, and I encourage the international community to come together around Iraq through the United Nations.
No one can fail to have been moved by the Iraqis' display of courage at the polls. The United Nations is proud of the assistance it was able to give them, both in developing the political base for elections and in the technical preparations. We helped to draft the electoral law and to form the Independent Electoral Commission, which ran the elections. A U.N. electoral team of more than 50 staff members in Baghdad, Amman and New York supported the commission. The United Nations trained the commission's members and several hundred other electoral workers, who in turn trained thousands more, and we have advised and supported them throughout the process.
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Koffee is a jerk and a fraud. The sooner he gets a one-way ticket back to whatever village he came from, the better.
Precisely because the United Nations did not agree on some earlier actions in Iraq, it now has much-needed credibility with and access to Iraqi groups that must agree to join in the new political process if peace is to prevail. Now is the time for us to draw on that capital.
Precisely because the UNs Oil For Food program was stealing money from sick and poor Iraqi children, the UN should stay out of Iraq.
Remember all the articles claiming 500(?) Iraqi children a day were dying and they were trying to blame the US?
Now that its apparent that it was the UN who was stealing or allowing theft through gross negligence, of monies meant for the children we dont see any articles written about that.
Par to the course, the US does all the work (including the dying part!) and the UN takes all the credit and has all the answers. Weren't they so afraid to be in Iraq that they pulled their workers out?
I'm going to hurl!
That's how I'm reading it. Kofi feels he's got credibility with the bad guys.
An analogy that's coming to mind would be if the Vichy French had offered their assistance in rebuilding Germany, citing their much-needed credibility with the Nazi remnants.
Oh goodie. Kofi's got capitol he can use in Hell. He sure isn't useful anywhere else.
"Even the $car$ left by pa$t difference$ can be turned into OPPORTUNITIE$."
Oooooh! Calling the UN!
Call out the $kimmers and open up the coffer$!
From the 3rd paragraph..."Precisely because the United Nations did not agree on some earlier actions in Iraq, it now has much-needed credibility..."
"now has much-needed credibility..."?????
That is totally and unbelievibly laughable. Who in the world is giving them credibility?
Would that be like spouse #1 leaving when finances are in the dumps, but when spouse #2 hits the jackpot true love returns and spouse #1 thinks that the only reason the jackpot was hit is because spouse #1 left?
Or perhaps it's the story of The Little Red Hen...
Kofi is so confused.
Very good. That's it exactly.
Only Al Gore is less relevant than the UN
You can't pick and choose. It is disappointing but these are free people who have chosen their leaders.
It's a shame we put so many lives and so much money for this outcome but still in all, they do get to choose.