Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The U.N.'s Fallujah Folly

In an extraordinary letter to the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and Iraq, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan wrote of his concern at "reports of major military offensives being planned by the multinational force in key localities such as Falluja." (Find excerpts of Annan's letter here.) Annan cautioned that,

The threat or actual use of force not only risks deepening the sense of alienation of certain communities, but would also reinforce perceptions among the Iraqi population of a continued military occupation… This is the moment for redoubling efforts to break the cycle of violence and open a new chapter of inclusiveness and national reconciliation. more....

1 comment:

GOC in Winston Salem said...

And just why, pray tell, does Kofi think it's taken this long for military action to be authorized? Is there just a slight chance it could be because negotiations were being tried? Prick.

And I note the utter silence and lack of interest on Kofi's part over the French blowing up aircraft, increasing their occupation of the Ivory Coast and indiscriminatly killing anyone who happens to not look French?

C'mon, Kofi, not even an 'Attaboy' for your good mate Chirac?