Thursday, December 02, 2004

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Hypocrisy alert! Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) calls for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's resignation.

Sen. Norm Coleman, who is leading one of five U.S. congressional investigations into the U.N. oil-for-food program, wrote in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal that Annan should step down because "the most extensive fraud in the history of the U.N. occurred on his watch."

OK, Normie. I'd have let you get away with calling for Annan's resignation, because frankly, I'm not sure what's going on with this story. But as a Republican, do you think it's wise to start placing fault with people who were in charge when something happened? I mean, who was in charge on 9/11/01? How about when W's buddy Kenny Boy was stealing from California and the Enron shareholders, leading to the collapse of our economy? How about faulty intelligence on Iraq WMD? Who was running the show then?

Coleman wrote in the Wall Street Journal that "as long as Mr. Annan remains in charge, the world will never be able to learn the full extent of the bribes, kickbacks and under-the-table payments that took place under the U.N.'s collective nose."

Hmmn... Yeah, we'll never learn about Valerie Plame. We'll never learn about all of the different ways that Halliburton is screwing us. We'll never learn where the torture orders came from. We'll never learn how the Iraq intelligence could have been so wrong.

This could take forever. You get the point, right, Senator? The buck used to stop at the top, but Bush changed all that. Reap what you sow.

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