Monday, August 28, 2006

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A post in which I make several calls for action

I see that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in the Middle East and asking everyone to behave nicely:

Secretary-General Kofi Annan, currently in Beirut on the first leg of his shuttle diplomacy to the Middle East, has called on Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and urged Hizbollah to free two captured Israeli soldiers.

Mr. Annan made his remarks after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and his cabinet to further discuss implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 that ended the recent month-long conflict between Hizbollah and Israel.

“The Secretary-General… called for the lifting of the Israeli blockade and the return of the Israeli soldiers. He also stressed the importance of having ‘one law, one authority and one gun’ in Lebanon,” United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.

Let me add my call to Mr. Annan's.

[And what will that accomplish?--ed. Nothing... which is pretty much what Kofi's request will accomplish. Hmmm..... while I'm at it, in the interest of international goodwill and peace I urgently call on Salma Hayek to meet with me, sans advisors, for at least two six uninterrupted hours.]

If this Financial Times story by Roula Khalaf and Sharmila Devi is correct, I doubt Hezbollah will be listening to Annan anytime soon: "when he toured the devastated areas in the southern Beirut suburbs, Mr Annan was booed by some of the group’s supporters who held pictures of Hassan Nasrallah, the Hizbollah chief."

posted by Dan on 08.28.06 at 10:16 PM


I would probably boo him too.

posted by: Justin on 08.28.06 at 10:16 PM [permalink]

Does your wife mind the none-too-subtle Salma Hayek worship? I mean, seriously.

posted by: Minipundit on 08.28.06 at 10:16 PM [permalink]

"...U.S. Secretary-General Kofi Annan..."

Now there's a Freudian slip if ever I saw one.

posted by: dam on 08.28.06 at 10:16 PM [permalink]

I don't understand why we don't just drug Kofi and secretly plant a remotely controlled bomb inside him. Then the next time he goes on one of his kiss-up-to-the-bad guys trips, we can choose the appropriate moment and get some diplomatic use out of him.

posted by: srp on 08.28.06 at 10:16 PM [permalink]

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