March 20, 2005
What’s Wrong at the UN.
So Kofi is going to relaunch the UN, taking account of America’s security concerns:
The security of America and other wealthy countries will for the first time be declared a key priority for the United Nations under reforms designed to restore confidence in the crisis-ridden international body.
The reforms, to be announced tomorrow by Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, will be seen as a concession to Washington after repeated clashes with President George W Bush over US foreign policy, including the war in Iraq.
In the same article we get this:
Chidyan Siku, Zimbabwe's ambassador to the UN, gave the proposals a cool reception. "My feeling, and the feeling of colleagues from developing countries, is that the Secretariat is trying to please America by slanting towards the strategic agenda of the North. That will not find favour with us," he said.
And that is the problem with the UN. The appointee of a murderous thug, of a despot and fool, is accorded equal weight with the representatives of free and democratic lands. Until there is an entry qualification, perhaps based upon observance of the UN’s own Charter of Fundamental Human Rights, the organisation has no legitimacy.
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I know I speak on behalf of all Americans when I say that I will sleep much more soundly tonight knowing that Kofi is with us.
Posted by: Buckley F. Williams | Mar 20, 2005 12:26:01 PM