Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

It seems that there is a resolution moving through the House calling for Kofi Annan to resign. Well, Kofi is innocent until proven guilty of a crime. He appears also to be innocent until proven guilty of competence.

Had Ken Lay been guilt free of any crime, but was obstructing the investigation, would we still have called for his resignation? What if he were guilt free and cooperative? Let's be realistic. If he hadn't resigned he would have been fired, even if he had done nothing wrong personally. Can we apply a different standard to Annan?