Kofi Annan, in his farewell address, criticized the Bush administration, warning that America must not sacrifice its Democratic ideals while waging war against terrorism.
“Human rights and the rule of law are vital to global security and prosperity,” Annan’s text said. When the U.S. “appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused,” he said.
I guess "freedom" didn't make the list. Not to take up for Bush's handling of Iraq, but I think the US does an ample job of depending it's own ideal and objectives. How many times does "freedom and "democracy" have to appear in a Bush speak for that to sink in? Didn't Truman fail to finish the Korean War, help start the Vietnam War and lose China to communism? What a great role model for the UN. Human Rights, Kofi? How many genocides, lose of life and human rights catastrophes happened under your watch Kofi? How nice for him that he could give his speech from the safety of the United States, for which he consistently shows nothing but contempt.