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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Even Handedness, UN Style

The New York Sun reports that, among the world leaders in Jerusalem for the dedication of a new Holocaust museum, Kofi Annan made a side-trip to lay a wreath on Yasser Arafat's Grave. Link
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's decision to lay a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat while on his way to the dedication of a Holocaust museum in Israel is infuriating New York politicians and Jewish leaders, some of whom are labeling Mr. Annan's gesture "outrageous," "grotesque," and an example of "mindless incompetence."

The secretary-general joined world leaders in Israel on Tuesday to commemorate the opening of a new Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. His visit Monday to Mr. Arafat's grave rankled some representatives of the United Nations' host city, who said Mr. Annan had damaged the world body's already poor public image and may have further imperiled U.N. plans to expand into neighboring parts of Turtle Bay.

I am surprised he forgot to stop off in Berlin on the way to lay a wreath on the spot where Hitler was cremated. The two men equally shared a desire to kill Jews. Only the numbers they were able to get to differed.

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