Thursday, June 08, 2006

Isn't it About Time We Tore Up the UN's Lease?

Mr. Malloch Brown said that although the United States was constructively engaged with the United Nations in many areas, the American public was shielded from knowledge of that by Washington's tolerance of what he called "too much unchecked U.N.-bashing and stereotyping."

"Much of the public discourse that reaches the U.S. heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News," he said.

They're whining because we won't drink thier 'Kool-aid' like a good bunch of placid believers.

I'm a critic of the UN. Yes, they do many good things, but they've shown little or no accountability for their complete failures, or their crimes against humanity, nor a willingness to do what is expected of them. How can a world organization, meant to help keep the peace, be respected and free from criticism, when it turns a blind-eye and pussy-foots around the use of the word genocide - a'la Rawanda, Sudan, and the like?

This may be a last gasp dig at the US by Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown, but I'm sure his sentiment is largely shared by the UN's denizens.