Kofi Honors

Scott at Slant Point has a post on an upcoming “Kofi Coronation”:

In what could be the ultimate affront to American collegiate respectability this year, the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania has asked Kofi Annan to speak at its graduation commencement ceremony on May 16.

UPenn’s president, Amy Gutman, had this to say:

“Annan’s commitment to international peace, human rights, and the universal values of equality, liberty, opportunity and human dignity make him the perfect speaker to address Penn students.”

I wonder if he’ll talk about Sudan, Rwanda, Bosnia, sex scandal of peacekeepers, and more?

Not to be outdone, the Bahrain Tribune is pushing a new biography on Kofi by Friederike Bauer, a journalist with Germanys Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper where Kofi is described as:

The book covers the highs and lows of the charismatic diplomats life and career.
For example, Annan received one of the greatest honors of his career in 2001 when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. But soon thereafter the Iraq war drew him into the deepest crisis he’d ever faced, one that turned his impeccable reputation on its head even within the organization he runs…

…Annan accomplishes some things brilliantly, Bauer writes. Other achievements at best are average, and there are plenty of times when he just stumbles into the next crisis. Late into his second term, he began to understand how to improve the reputation of the United Nations and use the magic of his personality to give the organization more credibility.

Bleck! The world and the left love Kofi because he dislikes the United States. And, it is looking like no matter how incompetent Kofi has been with the genocides (one in Darfur, that continues today!) or the scandals, to the left Kofi will be their man!

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