Thursday, December 09, 2004

Where Are My Mobs!?

I demand a mob, darnit!

Lord David Hannay says "get the rope," (and hang America):

American critics of the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan have been accused by a former British UN ambassador of leading a "lynch mob."

The former diplomat, Lord David Hannay, said of those who have called for Mr Annan's resignation: "The United States has many traditions, some good and some bad.

"The worst of the bad is the lynch mob. The best of the good is due process. We need more due process and less lynch mob," he said.

Didn't you hear? Those horrid neo-con hordes have been out ranging the streets, shouting "No Blood For Kojo's Oil!" and burning Kofi in effigy. Gangs of black-clad neo-con youth have been seen burning the UN flag in multiple protests around the country, many of them carrying signs showing Kofi with a Hitler mustache and swastika crudely drawn next to his face.

What? They haven't? What do you mean?

After all, Max Boot, in the LA Times, informs us:
Even now, if you're not an inveterate U.N.-watcher, you probably don't know that Ruud Lubbers, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, was accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, only to have the charges dismissed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan despite an internal investigation that supported the woman's complaint. Or that U.N. peacekeepers have been accused of a variety of sexual offenses involving children for more than a decade, most recently in Congo. Or even that Annan's son, Kojo, and Benon Savan, the head of the U.N. "oil for food" program in Iraq, are said to have benefited financially while Saddam Hussein stole $21 billion.

Where are my mobs, darnit!? I DEMAND mobs!!!


Mug tips to The Diplomad, which also posts about this, and Instapundit.

Dave over at A Red Speck On A Blue Sun also weighs in on the topic, with comments about the BBC.

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