Thursday, December 30, 2004

Uglier UN

More shameless idiocy from the UN (emphasis added):

The president has announced that the US, Japan, India and Australia would coordinate the world’s response.

But former International Development Secretary Clare Short said that role should be left to the UN.

“I think this initiative from America to set up four countries claiming to coordinate sounds like yet another attempt to 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 powers.”

Ms Short said the coalition countries did not have good records on responding to international disasters.

She said the US was “very bad at coordinating with anyone” and India had its own problems to deal with.

Oh really?

And the UN's record is praiseworthy?

Unfortunately, I can't even say this is unbelievable. Kofi's gang is simply outpacing fiction's ability to keep up.

Turtle Bay used to be such a nice neighborhood. . . .