Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tutu. Robinson. Mandela. Carter. Annan. Gaddafi?

Michael Rubin has a brilliant and eminently practical solution for the Gaddafi problem:
“The Elders” are a self-proclaimed group of self-proclaimed wise men and women, including former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. While “The Elders” say they “offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity,” they are better known for espousing moral equivalence and legitimizing terrorists.
While “The Elders” have jumped on the bandwagon to demand that Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi must step down, here’s a modest, tongue-in-cheek proposal: Why not invite him to join The Elders? After all, he’d fit right in...
And no doubt the geezers would find his fashion tips ("Always wear Spanx") and anti-aging advice ("Botox is okay but Restylane rocks!") to be informed as well as useful.

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