Monday, December 06, 2004

It's Not Just Neo-Cons

Democratic Leadership Council (that's Evan Bayh/Michael Carper/our own Jennifer Mann and other true-blue but mentally active Democrats, 74 members in the House and 20 in the Senate) calls on Kofi Annan to step down.

The sooner the United Nations can get past this matter, the sooner it can get back to the important business of making itself an effective instrument for collective security against terrorism, failed states, and acts of genocide, a goal that Annan has strongly supported. The secretary general should place this critical mission ahead of his personal interests, and step aside. Given his own lack of credibility on the oil-for-food program, this step is the price Annan must pay to help restore the U.N.'s credibility, and to salvage his legacy as secretary general.