Why the UN is irrelevant

by Sal on March 8, 2006

in Politics

Earlier today, Mike posted with a reference to Vice President Cheney giving Iran a warning. Well, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan rebuked the U.S. Government, and called on the U.S. to “Cool its rhetoric“. This is patently absurd. Iran is a terrorist state that has threatened Israel, ignored the UN, and poses a danger to the entire civilized world by continuing its nuclear program. And liberals wonder why conservatives feel the U.N. has become irrelevant.

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Mike March 8, 2006 at 5:10 pm

Does Annan fail to see the distinction between Iran and India or does he simply ignore it? As Sal noted, Iran is a terrorist state which threatens Israel and the rest of civilization. Let’s not forget the oppression of its own people. India on the other hand is the largest democracy in the world.

The UN has become nothing more than a haven for the aplogists of tyranny. The only relevance they enjoy is through their bribery schemes like when they opposed the liberation of Iraq in order to line their own pockets with oil for food money. They are a disgrace where they are relevant.

On the overwhelming majority of issues however, they are a laughingstock.


Ryan March 9, 2006 at 4:05 pm

Totally agree. I have felt that the UN has been a dumping ground for anti-American third world dictatorships bent on keeping their juntas in charge at the expense of the civilized world.

The problem is that I think that we need a world body of some kind to coordinate economic and military issues. Yet, I think that that organization must have clear standards for entry: democractic, capitalist, and bent on helping to win the War on Terror. That is absolutely NOT the UN, which was initially designed to deal with a world order that existed in 1945!


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