Saturday, April 16, 2005

Kofi talking in circles

Summary of Kofi's logic: US & Britain are partly responsible for Oil for Food (so they have no authority in fixing it?) - US & Britain could've stopped smuggling but chose not to penalize Turkey & Jordan (we kept giving the countries aid. So is he arguing for unilateral action from the U.S.?) - Annan partly excuses the smuggling to Turkey & Jordan saying they were due compensation & it was generally accepted that the oil was in lieu of cash - the US conspiracy to bring Kofi down is vast and powerful and unconcerned with what actually happened. It sounds like Kofi thinks that since everyone had some dirt and blood on their hands, that nothing should've been done. To me, it proves that the status quo prior America's efforts to drain the swamp was so bad that it would have never improved. It also indicates the UN's unwillingness to reform. Anyone thinking that further UN inspections (and keeping Saddam in power) was the answer has his/her head in the sand.

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