Friday, February 17, 2006

Annan's Words of Wisdom

Kofi Annan, the corrupt head of the United Numbskulls, has issued another pointless and toothless ultimatum to the only country that has actually sacrificed its own citizens' lives and resources over the course of several decades in the name of freedom and democracy -- the United States. The inanity of Annan's statement is tempered by two things: (a) the fact that the Bush administration has rejected the absurd request outright, and (b) the knowledge that the U.N. will do precisely nothing to enforce their ultimatum (as per the usual).

This little episode kind of reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in the movie Tombstone. In this particular scene, Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell), Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), Virgil Earp (Sam Elliott), and Morgan Earp (Bill Paxton) are making their way to the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral to confront some troublemakers who were illegally in possession of firearms within city limits. As the foursome makes its way to the corral, they are confronted by the corrupt, pro-thug Sheriff Behan (John Tenney), who tries to forestall the coming confrontation, but to no avail.

After the shootout unfolds and several gunmen are killed by the deputized Earps and Holliday, Behan approaches Wyatt Earp and announces that they (meaning the Earps and Holliday) are all under arrest. Wyatt squints, walks up to the dapperly dressed Behan, and says, without flinching: "I don't think I'm going to let you arrest us today, Sheriff." Behan, being spineless, backs down and walks away.

Annan gives an "order." The United States says we are pretty much not going to change a damn thing. Annan wimpers and oozes away. Parallel, anyone?

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