Still waiting to hear from anybody regading the origin of the talking point detailed in my post immediately below. That would be the talking point that goes something like: "If Norm Coleman is going to demand Annan's resignation for the oil-for-food scandal the he should also demand Bush's resignation for blah blah blah". There were several reader letters to the strib last week, then the Strib incorporated the talking point into the editoral excerpted below, now today this letter appears in the Strib:
The buck stops where?
Recently, Sen. Norm Coleman called on Kofi Annan to resign as secretary-general of the United Nations over the oil-for-food scandal. Fair enough. The principle that a leader is responsible for what is done by his administration is a sound one.
But if Annan should resign, then President Bush should also resign, as the scandals of the Bush administration dwarf those of the oil-for-food scandal. More than 1,200 American soldiers are dead because Bush's administration falsely claimed that Iraq had hundreds of tons of weapons of mass destruction, and falsely claimed that Iraq was involved with Al-Qaida.
President Bush himself called for a "new era of personal responsibility." Perhaps it is time for him to live up to his own words.
Robert Lent, Minneapolis
Please help us put a stop to this menace before he/she/it insults any more intelligences. Kindly contact the Kool Aid Report via the e-mail link at the top of this page if you have any leads.