The UN: Adios Annan And Bye-Bye Bolton: It's Not Been Nice To Know You ...
Today there's lots of talk about two totally different types of men who, though equally extremely high profile, are both set soon to become ex United Nations major players.
We refer of course to US envoy John Bolton and to UN secretary general Kofi Annan. The former having finally realised the time has come to cut and run -- the latter having simply come to the end of his 'contract'.
So, it's to be adios Annan and bye-bye Bolton, eh?
However, to stay as straight speaking as we always and sincerely strive to be, we can't honestly say we're sorry to see either of them sail off into their respective sunsets.
No siree. Since we personally have already seen more than enough of the pair of them -- albeit for different reasons.
Bolton, because he was such a blatantly big headed, bully-boy of an archetypical bombastic b*stard -- and Annan, because he was such a spineless softie.
Where Bolton was so obviously just plain too big for his bloody boots, Annan wasn't big or bold enough to properly run such an important international operation as the United Nations.
While John Bolton was the proverbial mad bull let loose in a china shop, Kofi Annan was a wishy-washy wimp who couldn't - indeed wouldn't even try to - punch his pathetic way out of a tissue-thin paper bag.
Call us a couple of cruel old codgers if you care to -- but don't brand us biased -- since we are prepared to admit that Annam did have the decency to drop his serial, dithery pseudo diplomacy -- eventually. And to come right out and say the following when asked if he agreed with those saying things in Iraq are now worse than they were before. Meaning, before the US led, illegal invasion and ongoing occupation.
I think they are right in the sense of the average Iraqi's life.As for the walrus faced
If I were an average Iraqi obviously I would make the same comparison, that they had a dictator who was brutal but they had their streets, they could go out, their kids could go to school and come back home without a mother or father worrying, "Am I going to see my child again?"
... Mr Bolton saying that there is "no such thing" as the UN and calling the US the world's "only real power".
Mr Bolton also said that if the 38-storey UN building "lost 10 storeys today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference".
Incidentally, we've always wondered whether or not Bolton wanted the top ten story, regular UN workers evacuating out of harm's way before any demolition - partial or otherwise - began. Since sadly, none of the mainstream media whores ever did have the guts to ask the arsehole.Here's a BBC profile of Bolton.
Here's the text of Annan's (pre-exit), BBC interview.