JunkYardBlog has such a good response to the UN's continued melt down that I have nothing to add. This is a point by point response and it is priceless.
The other day, the UN called the US "stingy" for not immediately pledging
to spend ten times its annual GDP to help the tsunami victims. Now the US is
leading the relief effort so well that the UN sees it all as a threat--to the
You'd better sit down before you read this:
United States President George Bush was tonight accused of trying to
undermine the United Nations by setting up a rival coalition to coordinate
relief following the Asian tsunami disaster.
The president has announced
that the US, Japan, India and Australia would coordinate the world’s
But former International Development Secretary Clare Short said
that role should be left to the UN.
“I think this initiative from America
set up four countries claiming to coordinate sounds like yet another
undermine the UN when it is the best system we have got and the
one that needs
building up,” she said.
“Only really the UN can do that
job,” she told BBC
Radio Four’s PM programme.
“It is the only body that
has the moral authority.
But it can only do it well if it is backed up by
the authority of the great
She said the US was “very bad at
coordinating with anyone” and India
had its own problems to deal with.
don’t know what that is about but it
sounds very much, I am afraid, like the
US trying to have a separate operation
and not work with the rest of the
world through the UN system,” she added.
Let's take this piecemeal, shall we.
1. "Rival coalition." Only
a self-absorbed UNuch could see a US-led effort to help millions of victims as a
"rival coalition." And since when does the UN see groups of sovereign nations as
"rivals," anyway. This UN bureaucrat seems to ....
Oh there is more and it says volumns and Preston says it well. It's a hoot as we rednecks say.
The fellas at Diplomad has more...heh!