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September 2, 2006

The UN: Too Much of a Joke to be Funny

Filed under: Uncategorized — limewoody @ 8:16 am

At what point does an institution’s incompetence become so expansively documented and self-evident that even the most academically impoverished finally accept its life-threatening uselessness? A quick look back reveals much about America’s embarrassing tolerance of the United Nations’ betrayal, greed, and advocacy of oppression. More important, however, is whether or not that reflection better arms us for today’s most unrivaled and taunting international threat: Iran going nuclear. But first to some glaring reminders of why the UN cannot help in the war against fanatical jihadists of which Iran is a part. First, they never encourage the risking of lives to save lives; second, they steal from those whom they are assigned to help. When fall-out from the UN’s “Oil-for-Food” scandal reached its peak in April 2004, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan hired former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volker to head the Independent Inquiry Committee’s investigation into the corrupted program. At the time, so many of us thought that the world body’s long denied accountability finally would be realized and consequently trigger its desperately needed reforms. We must have been drunk.



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