Saturday, January 01, 2005

U.S. bad, U.N. gooooood!

Do you remember the noises from the MSM a few days ago about how rotten, horrible and insensitive Dubya is because after the tsunamis, he didn't cut his trip to the Crawford ranch short?

Strangely enough (not really), the MSM has been completely silent about someone else who didn't go running back to the office: Kofi Annan.

It would have been rather difficult for them to, I'll admit. If they had, I imagine they might have felt compelled to include Kofi's explanation for not doing so:

Q: Mr. Secretary, picking up on Richard's question, I think a lot of people are asking exactly why you waited three days on vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before you decided to fly back to New York in the face of this extraordinary crisis. Could you give us a full explanation of your thinking on that? Secondly, what kind of signal does that 72-hour delay send to the nations to which you are now appealing for greater help?

SG: First of all, there was action. It wasn't inaction. We live in a world where you can operate from wherever you are. You know the world we live in now. You don't have to be physically here to be dealing with the leaders and the Governments I have been dealing with. You don't have to be physically here to be discussing with some of the agencies that we have done.
Well, dang! If Kofi has access to technology that enables him to stay in contact with his office, ya' think just maybe Dubya does, too? Durn, will wonders never cease!

Diplomad, via one of its contributors stationed in the middle of the death and destruction, says the claiming of credit by the U.N. for specific relief efforts in the same news conference is . . . well, "Bull!"


Blogger Mark said...

Groovy - I like this blog! See what we put down about the UN and US stinginess at Auterrific!

Out, Baby! ;0)>

9:59 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

BTW - I meant "stinginess".

10:01 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Thank you for the link, Mark. It's been recrop . . . recipra . . .

Back atcha.

5:05 PM  

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