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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Looks to me like the USA had nothing to do with it. Huh. Heavens forbid that President Bush would get any credit. GET US OUT OF THE UN NOW.
Credibly wrong? Busted flush capital? We'll stand for the groups that don't want freedom? WTF? Oh, maybe the UN getting it all wrong was strategerie on their part to get in with the bad guys.
Somebody make sense out of this for me, because I can't.
The only thing KOFI ANNAN can claim about Iraq is that his crimes and complicity with the oil deal, caused alot of Iraqis to starve or go hungry.
The sooner the UN is thrown out of the US, the better. Why is this taking so long???
I see we both had trouble with that bit.
I dunno, maybe he means that the 50 noble UN bureaucrats made sure we didn't screw it up.
Ooops Kofi, your lousy sentence structure is actually an admittance the UN needs credibility.
I really detest the UN!!!!Bunch of marrowsucking rapists.
Yesterday, Kofi announced that he is in full support and wants to work closely with the U.S. after the defeat of the Third Reich.
Probably right. Every time I think these scum can sink no lower they sink lower.
Kofi Anus -- the sonovabitch has no honor, no shame,...NO INTEGRITY.
Fire Kofi, leave the U.N. and send them from our shores.
I've read it thrice, B, and I still don't know WTH it means.
On my list of those I read for comment, truth, suggestions and or advice, Kofi appears nowhere ... could it be his work in the UN has been too insignificant, or his actions too self-serving, or his words unbelievable, or any or all of the foregoing? Ummmmmmm ... I'm not adding him to my list, but AM making a new one ... the "shit list of people who think they are somebody"
Kofi Annan.?.. (Eddie Murphy laugh)..
How about getting the UN out of the US?
Wasn't Kofi's last best job standing in a group wearing a loin cloth and holding spear. The guy's nothing but an ignorant backwater native in a business suit.
Coughin Anus is nothing more than an African politician. Now, when you think "African politician, does integrity, honesty, or morality come to mind? No. Corrupt, bribe taking, genocide mongering, racist POS. What a fitting leader for a worthless institution.
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 $kimmers and open up the coffer$!
"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"
Wow, that is some unadulterated bravo sierra. He's saying, in essence, that the head-loppers not only deserve legitimacy but that their legitimacy is required for peace to occur. And, if that's not enough, he is saying that only the UN can work with these people by the very nature of its feet-dragging and opposition to the war.
At the point that I think that these people can't possibly exhibit more chutzpah they take it up another 10 notches.
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.
he admits only a handful of UN were in the country - they all left, with tails in the air...but they accomplished all inside the country from "outside" the country.
This man and this outfit has to go.
not one more thin dime.
we proved, after the tsunami, that we can do things better and faster - without them and with the money going where it's supposed to and without a child molestation ring
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