Ben Shapiro

 It must be nice to be Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations.  You?re from Ghana, a country with an annual gross domestic product per capita of approximately $2,200, and yet you have a world-class educational background after attending college in Minnesota, graduate school in Geneva, and a Masters program at MIT.  You make $227,253 per year simply for blathering against the United States and Israel, and writing perturbed letters to homicidal dictators.  You get to pretend moral superiority while providing aid and comfort to terrorists.  Plus you get to eat in the finest restaurants in New York.
  
 Kofi Annan deserves all that because he has a busy job.  It?s not everyone who runs the most corrupt organization on the planet.  It?s a busy lifestyle.  This week, Annan had his hands full praising Yassar Arafat and condemning America.  After Arafat died, improving the world through his absence, Annan ordered UN flags lowered to half-staff to commemorate the terrorist leader.  ?By signing the Oslo accords in 1993 he took a giant step towards the realization of this vision,? Annan said in a statement delivered by a spokesman. ?It is tragic that he did not live to see it fulfilled.?

    Perhaps Mr. Annan forgot to look up the word ?tragic? in his dictionary before writing his statement.  Most people would probably consider the genocide in Rwanda, ignored by Kofi Annan, ?tragic.?  Most people would probably consider the continuing genocide perpetrated by Arab Muslims against black Christians in Sudan, ignored by Kofi Annan, ?tragic.?  And anyone with a smidgen of morality would consider suicide bombings against civilians in Israel ?tragic.?  No one but a savage would describe Arafat?s death as ?tragic.?

    After hailing a mass murderer as a hero, Annan?s UN turned to condemning true heroes: the American troops in Iraq waging a war against murderers and thugs.  In particular, the UN is complaining about alleged war crimes committed by US soldiers.  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, released a statement: ?The High Commissioner considers that all violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law must be investigated and those responsible for breaches -- including deliberate targeting of civilians, indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the killing of injured persons and the use of human shields -- must be brought to justice, be they members of the Multinational Force or insurgents.?


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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