Via Armies of Liberation, another Empire of Blogs neighbor:
FALLUJA, Iraq (CNN) – Iraq’s interim defense minister Hazem Sha’alan has lashed out at U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and leaders of other Arab countries during a pep talk for Iraqi troops before an expected assault on the insurgent-held city of Falluja.
Annan warned in a letter dated October 31 to the United States, Britain and Iraq that such an assault would have a “negative impact” on the prospects for elections, now scheduled for January.
“Where was Kofi Annan when Saddam was slaughtering the Iraqis like sheep?” Sha’alan said.
Um, he was right there, Mr. Sha’alan. But you’ll be glad to know Kofi thinks elections are technically possible.
With friends like that, who needs enemas?