Time To Go Kofi!

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by IntheNet, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

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    U.S. Senator Wants Annan to Resign as U.N. Leader
    Coleman looking into alleged fraud in oil-for-food program run by U.N.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2004 Posted: 3:46 PM EST (2046 GMT)
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. senator leading the investigation into allegations of corruption and mismanagement in the Iraq oil-for-food program is urging U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign, saying the "massive scope of this debacle demands nothing less."

    and I note that two French newspapers today have called for no less than President Chirac's resignation! What's next? Ted Kennedy retried for killing that coed on Long Island?

    Man oh Man! When Christmas presents come they come in buckets!

    IntheNet
     
  2. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
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    I hear Bill Clinton is looking for work.

    Don't ask for something because you just may get it.
     
  3. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

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    What coed would that be, that Ten Kennedy killed ON LONG ISLAND?!?
     
  4. NoodlesMacintosh

    NoodlesMacintosh New Member

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    I'm not saying I like Kofi. I'm not saying I like what happened as a side result of the food for oil program. I'm not even saying I like the way the UN is now. But if we chucked out every political leader that ever broke the law, even if we limited it to major felonies and offenses, well, we wouldn't have many leaders left. If the majority of those with the power to do so choose to evict him, fine. I won't cry for him. But the general tone of your post, to me, sounds like you being happy not over accused felons getting comeuppance, but just that people you don't like are getting comeuppance.
     
  5. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
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    Now that we have covered the "Kofi is corrupt?" thing, i think we can move on to more challenging questions.


    Y'know, like "On a clear day, is the sky blue?"
     
  6. DutchOven

    DutchOven Red Card

    Nov 16, 2004
    The UN is a joke. Just to give you an idea--the biggest unresolved debate the UN has been grappling with for decades--get ready.....is:

    The definition of terrorism.

    Terrorism - UN Style
    The working proposals are quite hilarious. They have finally come up with a Bill Clinton solution:
    I sh1t you not:
    UN Panel Definit: Terrorism is Terrorism. Perhaps they were stealing from some lost Ezra Pound/Heidegger collaboration.


    This should give one an idea of what a massive paperpushing office, and a waste of money the UN is. Particularly when you have a bunch of corrupt people, from the leader on down, caught with their hand in the till. It is clear many in the UN were benefitting directly, from continuing inspections.
     
  7. NoodlesMacintosh

    NoodlesMacintosh New Member

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    I wish the UN did better than this. Considering the nature of the global community and small the world is, I think we need some form of UN to try to keep things in line. Of course, we also need good people to run it...which has been the problem faced by most political schemes in history.
     
  8. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    Jan 11, 2002
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    Let's see...

    Kofi is corrupt.
    Eric Cartman is fat.
    The sky is blue.
    Clinton's a h***y little bugger.

    Tell us something we don't know already.
     
  9. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
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    As long as the US remains the predominant world power, there will never be an American Secretary-General.
     
  10. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

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    Mary Jo Kopechne!
     
  11. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

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    I would say the best job in the world is to be a UN Dimplomat. You can talk endlessly about how evil the US is while at the same time stealing money from people who really need it.
     
  12. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

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    Didn't she sleep with some student in her 5th grade class or something?










    :cool:
     
  13. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

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    No... she had the misfortune of being Ted Kennedy's passenger when he drove drunk into the Chappaquiddick and watched her drown then he lied about it~ Nice huh? Massachusetts main embarrassment!
     
  14. Chicago1871

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    He's only an embarassment to a single state. Dubya has the honor of being an embarassment to almost 50,000,000 people.
     
  15. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

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    Still pissed about election huh?
     
  16. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

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    Not really.
     
  17. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

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    Perhaps my use of capital letters was too subtle for you. Kopechne died in a pond on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts (a small island near Martha's Vineyard). Long Island is a long island stretching eastwards from Manhattan.
     
  18. NORML

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    Norm Coleman is a twat who only thinks about himself. The man would never use his political power to help others or his own citizens he represents; if doing so went against the party leadership whose orders he now follows. He was a twat when he was a democrat and is one now as a republican.
     
  19. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

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    Does it make a difference where Kennedy killed her?
     
  20. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

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    Well, it makes a HUGE difference where he killed her - if you say he killed her in the conservatory when in fact it was in the ballroom - you would lose!
     
  21. Anthony

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    Annan should go. The UN is a mostly useless and corrupt organization, with its only redemming qualities being its humanitarian arms such as UNICEF. The UN staff is apparently up in arms over what they see as corrupt and incompetant senior management.

    Personally, I like the idea that has been floated of Vaclav Havel as Secretary General.
     
  22. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    I'm no fan of the UN or the current leadership. I just wish the debate about what our role (if any) should be was a lot less overheated that it usually is. Too many critics of the UN are really just jingoistic isolationists or middle-finger-waving unilateralists.
     
  23. Claymore

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    **coughcoughHALLIBURTONcoughcough**
     
  24. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

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    Apr 8, 2002
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    I thought this thread was about Kofi being a BAAAAD muthafvcka. You know, like "I'm gonna have to go straight KOFI on your ass!"

    AND IN THIS CORNER, WEIGHING IN AT 175 POUNDS, THE "NOT PLAYIN' GHANAIAN," KOFI....ANNAN!

    That thread would have been more pertinent to world affairs than this one.
     
  25. the_baron

    the_baron New Member

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    IntheNet sounds more like Pat Buchanan. :p
     

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