Annan Should Resign

Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is demanding that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan should resign over the Iraq Oil for Food “scandal” that’s had the panties of everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rush Limbaugh in a wad for months.

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that Annan should step down.

Annan’s involvement with the Oil for Food program was at a greater remove than George W. Bush’s involvement in the Iraq war. So I’d encourage Mr. Annan to take this opportunity to offer Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, and their coterie his promise to quit as soon as they’ve resigned themselves. It’d be a great way to open discussion about why they should step down, and a major step for world peace! Nobels all around!