Biden: Now That’s One Clean Nigger

Senator Biden was kind enough to explain to us why Barack Obama is so damn special. It’s because this particular half-blackie ain’t your typical unclean and less than bright, African American candidate.

Biden on Obama: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy ... I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Oh, we got the storybook man, eh? As opposed to the majority of inarticulate, dim and dirty black people in this country? Lord knows we don’t want one of them around here.

And who can forget Senator Biden’s insensitive comments directed at the Indian population in his home state of Delaware?
I, for one, can’t:



I shouldn't leave this post without mentioning the fact that if a Republican said something like he’s a clean African-American, there would be hell to pay. Let’s just hope that the Democratic Party moves away from their hypocritical nature and calls out Senator Biden.

Barbaro Euthanized; Should Hillary do the Same?

What the hell is with the media? On my Google Homepage I have hundreds of headlines from all the major media outlets so I can keep on top of the news. But this afternoon, when I woke up, almost every single media organization had the Barbaro euthanization as one of their top stories. Which, is funny because the day that Hillary Clinton announced she was an official candidate for president, only about 3 news sites had that story in their leading category.

So, either Hillary needs to do something impressive or she should really think about being euthanized. Now I know it's a risky proposition Hill, but it does have its benefits. For you, being euthanized would automatically make you a star... look at Barbaro. But more importantly, you will be doing a great service for your country. I mean we all know that the thought of you becoming president is worse than the thought of a homosexual devil coming up from hell to molest altar boys in Vermont.

Anti-War Fags Gather in D.C.

Today was a fun day for douchebag hippies riding on their high horse of idiocy. It was a march on Washington that had one clear message. And what was their message, you ask...? Well, no one gives a shit what it was so go somewhere else if caring about a bunch of loser-protesters is how you waste your time.

Moving on...

The Clinton and Obama thing is getting old... especially the media’s love for the half-blackie. It’s
not like black voters even identify with Barack Obama... so the media’s hypocritical multiculturalism push doesn’t mean anything with regards to the Illinois senator. Savvy?

And It’s not like John Kerry even counts anymore. After he dropped out of the presidential race (assuming he thought he was part of the race), Kerry went on to bash his country in a foreign nation next to his Iranian friend. Not to mention that Red Sox pitcher, Kurt Schilling, is being drafted to run against El Flipper in the 2008 senate elections. Schilling is demolishing Kerry by 96% according to the first poll done.

Also, didn’t I hear something about bipartisanship when the Democrats took control of congress? I think I did. In fact, I even heard a pledge-of-such by the new Speaker of the House. Unfortunately, the reality shows that it was never the Republicans who had a problem with bipartisanship, it was always the hyper partisans of the opposition party. – Now that Pelosi has, once again, been proven a liar, whom do we turn to? Georgie Boy is lost in La La land somewhere and the Dems are as pathetic as they’ve always been... so basically we got nothin’.

I guess we can always count on nothing...

Whoo Hoo! Global Warming Increases Risk of Suicide

Let me start by saying that I don’t know if global warming is real... I’m not a scientist. A lot of scientist claim it is real but some claim that it is not taking place. In the 70's the scientific world was pretty much saying the opposite. The fear was global cooling not global warming. So should I believe the consensus of the 70's or should I believe Al Gore in his quest to prove to everyone that Manbearpig really exists?

But what I can call bullshit on is a new study released that says global warming is linked to a possible ‘enhanced’ risk of suicide. An Italian university has released a jounal which it claims links the increased surface tempature to the higher number of suicides reported in Italy. The summary report
concludes:

For males, increasing anomalies in monthly average temperatures associated to a higher monthly suicide mean from May to August and, to a lower extent, in November and December. In January, on the other hand, increasing anomalies in monthly average temperatures appeared to be coupled to a lower number of suicides. For females, the links between temperature and suicides are less consistent than for males, and sometimes have a reverse sign, too.

I can’t say, with any accuracy, that a certain agenda was being played out here; but that's what it seems like. First of all, any time a scientific study uses a phrase like ‘enhanced possibility’ it’s because they didn’t find the results they were hoping to get but still wanted to put their message out. A message, misguided as it may be, which is designed to frighten governments into action. Secondly, if people are offing themselves because the earth’s temperature has risen 1 degree over the last 100 years, then that’s a good thing. It means there are less people in line in front of me and it means there is one less person that might fall on my head after they jump.

And gimme a break about global warming already. What’s the worst that could happen? I mean it’s 10-1 that we all die from nuclear war before global warming even begins to cook us to death and floods our coastline. Think about it: The human race won’t last long enough to invent time-travel because if we did, a bunch of people would have already come back in time to warn us to look out for manbearpig.

Brave Freedom Fighter Plants Bomb Next to Child

With tactics accepted by the far-left to counter America’s hegemony, a courageous freedom-fighter was forced to place explosives near a mother and child on a London subway car.

(Brian Ross, ABC
) A dramatic surveillance video released today by Scotland Yard shows a suspected terrorist placing his explosive-laden backpack next to a mother and her child riding on a London subway car.

Prosecutors say the bomb, placed by 25-year-old Ramzi Mohammed in July 2005, failed to detonate, and the surveillance tape shows Mohammed running up an escalator entrance once the train arrived at Oval Station in south London.
-Click Image to See Security Video-

It’s people like Ramzi Mohammed, who if forced to listen to loud music or put in a naked pyramid at Guantamao Bay, would garner the sympathy of the entire leftist Bush-hating world. And that’s why I hate them and that’s why I truly hope one day they are kidnapped by their beloved fighters and then beheaded as they beg for their life by denouncing their own country and expressing the understanding they have with their soon-to-be murderers.

Maybe one day... All we can do is hope.

In fact, in some ways, Al Qaeda is better than some of these anti-war freaks. I mean Al Qaeda only makes me mad... but nutroots make me sick. -Whining about Gitmo inmates, whining about this, whining about that. We are dealing with genocidal maniacs and some people want us to bake them some nice cookies and negotiate...

I Gotcha State of the Union Right Here

The Economy is very good
Afghanistan is a great success (only a partisan idiot would deny that)
Gas Prices are falling
the Dow continues to break record highs
Unemployment is at record lows
Housing is still strong
Partisanship is the trend in Washington
Congress is Corrupt
The War on Terror has gone remarkably well in various terms (only a partisan idiot would deny that)

...But Iraq is obviously a disaster (only a partisan idiot would.. blah, blah, blah)

As far as the President’s speech is concerned, I don’t really give a shit about what he’s going to say. After his last troop surge speech I can’t take anymore stupid generalities of hope. Either do something or shut the fuck up and get out of the way.

Detectives Are Paid To Sleep With Hookers

You think you have the best job?

(
Breitbart.Com) Sydney municipal officials have paid private detectives thousands of dollars to have sex with prostitutes to gather evidence needed to shut down illegal brothels.

Nine local councils have paid private investigators the equivalent of C$23,150 over the last three years to go undercover and root out the illicit trade, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

Nick Ebbeck, the mayor of Kuringai council said extreme measures were necessary. "We have to employ private investigators to actually go through with the act and come up with reports that will suffice in a court process," he was quoted saying.


I wonder what exactly are going in these “reports” that would meet requirements for their court system? And how awesome must these brothels be if a city government has to take desperate measures to infiltrate their business?

But I’ve sent a letter to Sydney offering my services. Hey, some of us were born to be heroes, right?

Dems Weak on Terror, Tough on Minutemen

Law would make Minutemen guilty of 'domestic terrorism'
Any rational person understands that the Minutemen organization is exercising their constitutional rights of not only freedom of assembly but the right to secure this country’s sovereignty. And while many of the political opposition are undermining the war on terror and are pushing for “terrorist rights”, many of them are ignoring, or downright trying to take away, the rights of American citizens.

(
World Net Daily) An Arizona lawmaker, Krysten Sinema (D) has introduced a bill to revise the state's statutes on organized crime and fraud by defining "domestic terrorism" in such a way that members of the Minuteman Project or other border-patrol groups could be prosecuted and forced to serve a minimum six-month jail term...

Now, Sinema is targeting border-security groups like the Minutemen with new legislation that would define anyone not formally affiliated with law enforcement, who patrolled in search of illegal activity while armed, as a domestic terrorist. If it becomes law, the bill would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence, even if prosecutors recommend probation.


It’s interesting because Democrats are against mandatory minimum sentences for child rapists, drug trafficking and weapons charges. But when it comes to the Minutemen, who have done nothing illegal, left-wingers want to give them hard jail time. Not to mention the fact that the only people breaking the law at the border are the illegal aliens.

In other words, it’s jail the American citizens for exercising their constitutional rights but whatever you do, don’t arrest the ILLEGAL aliens crossing the border ILLEGALLY.

Ditka Punks Obama

Last night on PTI, Mike Ditka slammed the media darling known as the Obamanator like he was a Mexican midget in a wrestling match. "The Coach" likened the Illinois senator to a nobody on the street and punked him with a little “Chicaga” hospitality. He also expressed his views on the naysaying, America-haters we are forced to put up with on a daily basis.

I recorded the episode yesterday on my DVR and I was going to try to post it on YouTube last night but I got too busy. Luckily, someone uploaded it already so I don’t have to go through the trouble. Enjoy:


"The Coach": Nobody would have known who he was if I would’ve ran.

MIke Ditka, a Republican, almost ran for the current senate seat Barack Obama holds and would have won if he entered the race.

Benon Sevan Indicted

Good news today out of New York. Benon Sevan, the former head of the U.N. Oil For Food Program, has been indicted in federal court. Sevan, the main culprit in one of the biggest scandals in history, is accused of many things; the vilestt of which is the $160,000 worth of bribes he took from the Hussein-regime. He is now part of a growing list of indicted or arrested UN members who took part in the scandal. Former advisors to Kofi Annan as well as French and Russian officials have already been arrested. -Story-

Hot Air linked a great summary about Benon Sevan from Patterico.com. A summary, which pointed out something I never knew: [He] was the man as close to the center of the Oil-for-Food Scandal as it is possible to be–and who is accused of taking bribes to look the other way and let Saddam exploit the system. He has retreated to Cyprus and lurks in an apartment he inherited from his aunt–an aunt who, he says, gave him the $140,000 that is accused to be a bribe from Saddam. An aunt who fell down the elevator shaft of this building and died when the story came to light.

At first I thought the aunt "falling down the shaft" thing was a little joke. But no I looked it up and it's true. Don’t draw any conclusions though. I’m sure people always fall down elevator shafts right after corrupt officials are accused of taking bribes from Saddam Hussein and the decedant is named as the source of $160,000.

Like clockwork, his lawyer provided us with a new flavor of anti-Americanism when he claimed that the entire charge against Savon was merely a devious plot by America to distract the world from its “own massive failures in Iraq”. Sevan's lawyer, Eric Lewis, said that the United States was using his client as a scapegoat and a distraction from its own "massive failures and mismanagement in Iraq."

Kennedy: Iraq is George Bush’s Vietnam

Recently, the drunken master himself, Ted Kennedy, came out and attacked the president of the United States. Naturally, it was at the detriment of the U.S. troops in Iraq... but of course, it’s not like he cares.

Kennedy, in a preemptive effort to undermine Bush’s troop surge speech, said that “
Iraq is George Bush’s Vietnam”. Now, I know what he’s trying to do but I don’t really know what that phrase means. I call it a phrase not a statement because Kennedy used the exact same wording right before the ‘04 election (here). A fact the media neglected to mention after this recent comparison. But back to the point: I know that using little phrases like the one Kennedy used gets some people on the left all excited. However, just because stupid works for the base of the Democratic Party, it doesn’t mean it’s going to work here.

Keeping in mind that Teddy said Afghanistan was a quagmire and he’s a partisan hack, I’ll try to take his charge seriously:

**So according to Kennedy-logic, if Iraq is George Bush’s Vietnam then that would mean the slaughter of 3 million people after the U.S. withdrew from that country was the, “Democrat's or the anti-war slaughter”. It’s theirs, they own it. And if Iraq devolves into a true civil war because we pull out now, then the ensuing slaughter would belong to the Democrats. Because if Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam, not a war which congress, including his colleagues voted for, then that must mean not only the genocide under Saddam Hussein is "Kennedy’s genocide" but the aftermath of what would be their withdrawal decision, is the "Democrat's aftermath".

I’m glad we worked that out. And I’m glad Kennedy has taken such responsibility. -For more partisan Vietnam junk you can visit the new Washington Post
editorial that politically exploits Martin Luther King day.

Liberal Idiot Attacks Renowned Scholar

It’s not beneath the Democrats to engage in the worst types of personal political attacks. in fact, it’s what they do best. And the new Senate majority wasted no time when a California senator dragged the debate over the President’s Iraq plan into the mud... where most of her colleagues dwell.


(
New York Post) Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, an appalling scold from California, wasted no time yesterday in dragging the debate over Iraq about as low as it can go - attacking Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for being a childless woman. Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush's tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer.

"Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price," Boxer said. "My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young." Then, to Rice: "You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family.

It’s Barbara’s contention (if you ignore the fact that her intention was to simply degrade the Secretary of State) that because the renowned scholar and the accomplished diplomat who has worked for two presidents is without child, she can’t possibly be qualified to make high level governmental decisions and is incapable of properly caring for the American people. --I guess that's the type of thing that makes sense in La La land

But why the attack? - Maybe, it's because people like Barbara Boxer believe they are the moral authority in this world so it’s okay for them to, not only lie to get what they want, but it’s okay to slander heads of state.


And if we can, let’s take a minute to reflect on the media shitstorm this would be if a Republican made this charge against a Democrat...
Update: Hot Air has Video.

Op Notice: Switched to Haloscan

I’ve finally decided to switch to Haloscan instead of sticking with Blogger comments. My decision is based on the level of internet-stalkers I’ve attracted. Several determined “progressives” have been on the attack lately with thread-hijacking attempts or just plain hate-comments. Since Blogger has no banning feature and I’m not going to limit commentator participation to only Blogger users I thought it best to switch. I wasn't going to implement comment moderation either because that pretty much negates the point of having open discussions or flowing opinions.

However, I’ll leave the Blogger comments available to blogger users if you prefer that... at least for a while. I doubt there’s a way to transfer the comments I already have on Blogger to Haloscan. But if you know a way to do that I would appreciate the help.

Mr. President, With All Due Respect, Fuck Off

This evening, the President of the United States is set to address the nation from the White House.

It is being billed as a major speech about the war in Iraq and the upcoming ‘troop surge’ that has been reported on during the last couple of weeks. But, is it really going to be a major speech or is it going to be the same old bullshit we’ve been hearing for the past year? Every time I hear the White House or the media hyping a presidential address, especially one dealing with Iraq, I’m reminded of how much nothing can come from what’s supposed to be something.

I don’t want to hear about schools being built! I don’t want to hear about training the Iraqi military! I don’t want to hear about some bullshit troop surge! I want to see a leader disregard the polls, the politics, and the fear so the U.S. military can be unleashed upon our enemies with a force not yet seen in this war on terror. 20,000 extra troops isn’t going to do anything. Little pep talks in the White House basement isn’t going to help with anything. Either we go all out NOW or we go home!

Mr. Bush, don’t you dare piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining because this ain’t a fuckin’ game! We are losing this battle and you are sinking the Republican Party. You don’t go half-assed into a war and then stick your face in the sand in the hopes of everything just working itself out. Rumsfeld should have been fired a year ago (when I was the only Republican calling for it) and the entire hearts and minds strategy should have been abandoned with a re-enforcement of hundreds of thousands of more troops. And guess what? Just as it was last year, the only way to reach the goals of a stable democratic country in Iraq is by sending an overwhelming amount of U.S. forces to completely shut down that country, to root out the enemy factions with no regard for life and to expedite the training of the Iraqi military. Either that, or we just leave... because there’s no in-between!

I’ll be live-blogging during the President’s speech if I’m not passed out from banging my head on my desk in frustration.



Live-Blogging Bush’s Speech (Mountain Time)

7:02 Bush: it’s clear that the strategy in Iraq is not working. (Yeah, no shit)
7:10 Yup, he's pissing on my leg talking about training troops and sectarian reconciliation
7:11 Bush (paraphrase): In Anbar, All Hell is breaking loose... we’ll send 4,000 troops to combat hell
7:14 He’s now actually talking about diplomacy in the region and the consequences of failure... anything new?
7:15 again he’s talking about advancing liberty as if we haven’t heard that before. Sure Mr. Bush that’s great... how about winning the war
7:17 Bush: the question is will this new strategy ultimately bring success. And my answer is yes. (Well, that’s bullshit. But thanks)
7:20 Bush: The year ahead will demand more patience. (well you can demand all you want)

-Bush Speech concludes. Overall, nothing new and a bunch of the same BS we hear every year. FUCK!!

U.S. Hits Al Qaeda Targets in Somalia

The Giant was reawakened on September 11th, 2001 with a fire in it's belly and revenge on it's mind. With thousands of terrorists imprisoned, thousands of others dead, and with even more on the run, the war has just begun.

The United States continues it’s offensive in the bloody and complicated war on terror.

A U.S. Air Force gunship has conducted a strike against suspected members of al Qaeda in Somalia. The targets included the senior al Qaeda leader in East Africa and an al Qaeda operative wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa.

The gunship flew from its base in Dijibouti down to the southern tip of Somalia, Martin reports, where the al Qaeda operatives had fled after being chased out of the capital of Mogadishu by Ethiopian troops backed by the United States.

Once they started moving, the al Qaeda operatives became easier to track, and the U.S. military started preparing for an air strike, using unmanned aerial drones to keep them under surveillance and moving the aircraft carrier Eisenhower out of the Persian Gulf toward Somalia.


In this long-term struggle against Islamic-extremist domination, beginning in Afghanistan and continuing throughout the world, we will see death and destruction. We will see hurt and pain. We will see the forces of evil make strides in its quest but we will see the forces of evil pay the price. No one wakes up asking to be in war and no one wants to have to deal with the knowledge of lives, be them ours or non-combatants, being at risk. But the want and the reality share nothing in common. So this country must fight.

“An Accomplice In Bush’s War on Terror”

Guardian: Ethiopia On the Wrong Side, the U.S. Side
During the past two weeks, the Ethiopian military has been attacking Al Qaeda friendly targets inside Somalia... which has upset some Guardian contributors. -- Cameron Duodu, from the online edition, argues that protecting yourself from Islamic terrorists makes you an
accomplice in Bush’s war on terror. Notice, in his piece, what seems to be a certain respect for the tactics used by guerilla fighters who, in his mischaracterization, brought America ‘to its knees’. Also notice the faint dismissal of the threat of Islamic fundamentalism. He wonders why Ethiopia would wish to defend its interests:

If the 20th century taught us anything, it was that powerful armies can be brought to their knees by small groups of fighters who are not afraid to die. Small Vietnam humiliated mighty America, and the "stone-age" mujahideen of Afghanistan sent the Soviet army packing. With all this so apparent, why has the Ethiopian prime minister, Meles Zenawi, sent his army into Somalia?

No, If the 20th century has taught us anything it’s that not taking threats seriously leads to the deaths of millions of people and trying to avoid complications like Soviet Communism and Nazism, or in this case of jihadism, is a huge mistake. It also has taught us that appeasement and/or pacifism does not work.

Continuing:

The Ethiopian invasion will certainly be resisted by Somali patriots. It will initially be classified as "successful" because it will establish a semblance of law and order. But the routed UIC, although weakened by internal squabbles, will seek safe havens nearby, regroup and woo back its supporters.

The UIC knows that when faced with a conventional army backed by an airforce, the best option is to disappear into the undergrowth or behind the desert dunes.... The danger this time is that the resistance will draw in other countries. Eritrea, which fought its own costly war with Ethiopia, does not need an invitation to help its enemy's enemy.

The UIC is also said to be receiving financial assistance from rich leaders of sympathetic Islamic sects... And the most explosive fuel will be the involvement of the US on the side of Ethiopia. General John Abizaid is reported to have visited Ethiopia last month, after which Ethiopia moved from providing the Somali government with "military advice" to open armed intervention... Now, by allowing the US to persuade it to invade, Ethiopia has signalled to the Islamic world that it is willing to join the US in its "war on terror".

So overall, he’s basically saying that countries should do nothing while getting killed and while threats grow so they don’t upset people who already want to kill them and who might want to join a terrorist-resistance. And certainly don’t accept US support or agree to any type of counter-terrorism operation.

Duodu wraps up by calling for Ethiopia to have solidarity with Somali jihadists and to avoid being on the wrong side of the struggle... the US side: As one of the poorest countries on earth, Ethiopia needs to have the solidarity of the "wretched of the earth". In allowing itself to be associated with George Bush's foreign policy, it is placing itself on the wrong side of the struggle between the weak and the strong.

Dems Elect Klansman to President Pro Tempore

The Democrats have made senator Robert Byrd, the former Klansman who filibustered the Civil Rights Act, third in line to the presidency.

Let me repeat that just in case you misunderstood: The new congressional majority has elected a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan to third in line in the presidential succession of the United States of America!


...Unbelievable!

With no shame and utter hypocrisy they have dishonored this country amidst their celebratory night of phony promises and feigned laughter.

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Well folks, the Dems have officially taken power in the United States Congress. Fittingly, they are led by the ultra-liberal Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. But aside from what this means in terms of differing views on policies and philosophies, what does it mean with regards to the prospect of change?

Democrats have and always will be as corrupt, if not more corrupt, than Republicans. So the country isn’t getting anything favorable in the sense of corruption. The Democrats pushed for the war in Iraq and will not rally together to immediately pull out of that particular theater. So, we’re not getting anything new in terms of the war. The Economy is doing very well and the dems will not have enough of a consensus to repeal the entirety of the Bush Tax Cuts.

And they won’t even do anything relevant about the instituted terrorist-fighting policies put forth by the Administration. The Patriot Act, the NSA programs and the rest of the so-called controversial programs aren’t going anywhere. It’s funny because so many Democratic voters take the political rhetoric of the DNC seriously. The fundamental flaw that most on the left possess, is that they actually believe what calculating politicians tell them. Sorry to disappoint you... but you ain’t gonna get what you fought so hard for.


So what has the constant naysaying and the media’s borage of anti-Bush propaganda gotten them? The answer is: nothing. Just a weaker, more pathetic version of what they would consider to be the Republican party... oh, and maybe the increasing likelihood that the GOP will retain the White House in 2008.

More Nazi Treatment at Gitmo?

After feeding inmates only bread and water, after the belly slaps, the Red Hot Chili Pepper music, and the dreadful naked pyramid, we have new allegations of horrid abuse.

(
Washington Post) FBI agents witnessed possible mistreatment of the Koran at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including at least one instance in which an interrogator squatted over Islam's holy text in an apparent attempt to offend a captive, according to bureau documents released yesterday.

In another incident that month, interrogators wrapped a bearded prisoner's head in duct tape according to an FBI agent, the documents show.


Squatting over a Koran and duct taping some guy's head, huh? Well, if that’s not a kin to the systematic slaughter of millions of Jews then I don’t know what is. Good call Dems... they are Nazis.

Point of Fact: There are far more cases of abuse directed at US prison guards at Guantanamo Bay than there are of prisoner abuse directed at detainees by military personnel.
Surprisingly, we only see sympathy for terrorist-inmates. I guess when people are too busy feeling sorry for our enemies they have no time to worry about US Guards

Good Riddance You Piece of Shit

Bye, Bye Kofi...

Kofi Annan, the former head of the most corrupt and incompetent organization on this here planet, is now officially gone as Secretary General and has been replaced by the South Korean, Ban Ki-Moon.

And Mr. Kim-Moon has already done more than the previous Sec. General by promising to focus on the horrible situation in Darfur and has said he will make North Korea a main priority.

(
Yahoo News) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon started his first day on the job on Tuesday by promising immediate attention to the crisis in Darfur... Ban said the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region was "very high on my agenda" and he would meet with his special envoy Jan Eliasson of Sweden on Wednesday morning and had already spoken by telephone with him.

On North Korea, Ban said it was a priority on his agenda, especially since he had been deeply involved in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions as South Korea's foreign minister.


The United Nations has zero credibility so it’s important to establish a certain record of real and measurable action. The next ten years will be a monumental test that will have real consequences of life and death. With Iran quickly advancing their nuclear weapons capability and most intelligence sources indicating that an uncovential attack on a western city by a terrorist organization is inevitable, we have no time for timid leadership.

But one thing is for sure. The absence of Kofi Annan will have a very positive impact on the very corrupt and very appeasing UN.