Monday, March 21, 2005

The U.N. Dog & Pony Show

Kofi Annan’s proposal of ‘sweeping change’ for the UN in the face of recent scandals falls far short of a real solution to the UN’s problems (dismantling the organization completely would be a good start). Fox News reports two scandals being the impetus for Kofi’s perceived need for change: Oil-For-Food and UN sex abuse. Why Rwanda doesn’t rank as a legitimate reason for change I’ll never know. The proposed changes are anything but ‘sweeping’ and merely pay lip service to the most vocal complaints about UN hypocrisy. Until the UN is barred from subverting the sovereignty of individual nations it will remain exactly what it is today: an insidiously anti-American treaty mill, country club and debating society.