The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

              Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan's statements and actions over the past four years have put him in direct opposition to US foreign policy goals. Clearly he wanted President Bush defeated, especially since under Kerry the Oil-for-Food scam would have been quietly swept under the rug. And to further that goal, he made some statements regarding the "illegality" of the Iraq war right before the elections. And his latest ridiculousness was asserting that assaulting Fallujah would be bad for Iraqi democracy. The New York Post editorial summarizes Annan's recent position. Meanwhile, Scrappleface demonstrates how Bush recently dealt with Annan.
(2004-11-05) -- U.S. President George Bush, during a surprise visit to United Nations headquarters today, rolled up a copy of The New York Times and swatted U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan across the nose with it.
Anne Bayefsky sees Bush's re-election as presaging the redefinition of America's realtionship with the UN.
The campaign gave voters two clear alternatives. Senator Kerry's would-be foreign policy was based on a "global test" that involved dealing "at length with the United Nations," in marked contrast to the president's position that American interests diverge in important respects from U.N. proclivities. The president reminded voters of a decade of U.N. huffing and puffing on Iraq and of the dangers of political adventurism by the U.N.'s International Criminal Court. Then the American people chose.
|| Nudnik 9:51 AM
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