Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The UN: Leave Your Principles at the Door

Rwanda. Bosnia. Zimbabwe. East Timor. Darfur. Tibet. Burma. These are but a few in the long list of abysmal failures of the UN. Yet do you see the legions of Bush-haters counting up the bodies and human rights violations in these places? Nope. It's much easier to pick on the American government for actually trying to make a positive difference in the world.

Now the talking heads at the Dis-United Nations Convening Everyday (DUNCE) have once again raised their liberal flag and declared that Israel and Iran are no better or no worse than each other. Moral equivalency at all cost - just gotta love it!

Jonathan Kay provides an excellent summary of the completely useless institution that the United Nations has become.

2 comments:

David in North Burnaby BC said...

I wouldn't blame the Americans for a moment if they booted the UN off their soil, on the other hand, one should keep one's friends close and one's enemies closer, so ...

Antisemitism and anti-Americanism are the two fashionable bigotries of today's pseudo-intellectual left.
Interesting take on it from Josef Joffe by way of Pew Forum Q and A:

http://pewforum.org/events/index.php?EventID=111

md said...

Let them stay in NY, but at least revoke all the diplomatic parking permits for the low level bureaucrats - I hear Manhattan residents hate all the petty abuses from UN staffers. :)