Carol Platt Liebau: UN-real and Ridiculous

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

UN-real and Ridiculous

So the UN feels that the US is "undermining" it through "criticism".

So sad, too bad. Give me a break. Every once in a while, the UN takes a break from its assorted activities of coddling dictators, taking bribes and/or doing nothing to indulge in a little egregious US-bashing. Remembering the whole debacle when the US was accused of being ungenerous? Hardly.

Has it ever occurred to the UN crybabies that perhaps the US -- where it's located -- is the most critical of it because we have a bird's eye view of it that the rest of the world lacks? And that we've got something called "the First Amendment" and a free press?

The "leaders" at the UN need to understand that they're no more immune from criticism than they're undeserving of it. If something positive ever emanates from the UN, no doubt we'll all hear about it from The New York Times in the most glowing terms.

But for now, I'm still waiting -- and nothing springs to mind. Nor am I optimistic. But as far as I'm concerned, if the UN decides it's not happy with the US or in the US, it's free to pack up and leave. No questions asked.


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

I have to admit that one of the fantasies I have is to become secretary-general of the UN and blast America for its log-in-the-eye criticisms of the UN.

And I'm taller than Dubya too. I'd love to stare him down.

UN-bashing is about as American as apple-pie, baseball and corporate malfeaseance.

It's boring and it's wrong.

Second in line comes Euro-bashing.

9:20 PM  
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7:14 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Does that mean that US-bashing is okay, one? Yes we have faults and can take some critizism, but the extreme achieved by the UN goes far beyond reality. And I would propose that the "log-in-the-eye" idea belongs more correctly in the lap of the UN.

WE provide its home, WE provide the majority of funding, and WE recieve the littlest amount of thanks or respect. We have not failed all our missions in the mind staggering way the UN has, and we have been able to maintain some degree of principle.

It is my opinion that the UN deserves ALL the critizism it recieves, and if it wants to have a pity party, it can move to another nation, set up house and cry all it wants. We should not adhear to any of its dictates.

The sooner the "UN is out of the US", the better!

I'll ask again - Are you comfortable knowing the UN is trying to find a way to directly tax the American people? And are you comfortable knowing they are working to find a way around the 2nd Amendment to take our guns? If you are, may I invite to close the door behind you when you and the UN leave the country?

Thank you, thank you very much!

7:17 AM  
Blogger amber said...

I concure

7:52 AM  
Blogger Dr Faust said...

It is rather sad that less than ten years ago the Republicans claimed to be a party that respected the rule of law. And now they are power drunk wanting to rule the world, breaking UN and international treaties and US law.

The US represents 20% of GDP and 5% of the world population. Within ten years to US will rank third in GDP behind China and the European Union. China and India each have over 10 times as many people as the US. The European Union has twice the population of the US.

During the next ten years, as the US moves to third on the world stage, it will learn to work with the UN for world peace.

The UN has largely looked the other way as Bush invaded and destroyed two countries. If one were to claim the UN have been unfair, it was to US's advantage and bias.

7:53 AM  

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