Carol Platt Liebau: The UN: Already Part of the Problem

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The UN: Already Part of the Problem

In today's Chicago Tribune, Alan Dershowitz writes:

This is a real test for the UN. If it cannot--or will not--distinguish between terrorists who target civilians and a democracy that seeks to stop the terrorism while minimizing civilian casualties, it has become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.

He's writing in terms of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, but the fact is that the UN has already become part of the problem in the larger fight against Islamofascism.

It was the UN dithering that allowed Saddam Hussein to delude himself that he could go on keeping (or pretending to keep) stocks of WMD while shooting at American planes without expecting any retribution. It is the UN that refuses to stand behind its own words of condemnation when it comes to the North Koreans and Iranians developing nuclear weapons. Wars spring from such misunderstandings.

Ultimately, if as Dershowitz points out, Kofi Annan can't grasp the moral distinction between Israel and Hezbollah, why should we assume that he can understand the difference between a country like the United States and a country like Iran possessing nuclear weapons?


Blogger Dittohead said...

I was impressed by Putin at the G8 meeting. When asked if he trusts Kim II of North Korea, he replied that at his level he trusts no one. Any agreement must have a process of verification. So it is ridiculous for anyone to say Saddam lied and Bush got fooled.

Secondly, I'd really love to see links to a credible source that proves Saddam was stockpiling WMDs. I’m positive even Bush said the intell was dead-wrong on this in an interview with Bob Woodward and later at a televised dinner speech.

Why is it that lawyers like Mr. Dershowitz never find international law satisfactory?

Anyway, I lost all respect for Dershowitz when he condoned torture. He also handily lost a debate against Chomsky on Israel / Palestine conflict at Harvard(video available on internet). Clearly Dershowitz was too subjective to even admit the historical facts concerning the decades of conflict.

10:12 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

dhead: impressed by Putin, hates Bush, loves Chomsky. Wow, guess it's a forgone conclusion that you will follow Antonio Gramsci to the ends of the earth.

Why is it that you trust international law over the laws of America? They certainly haven't shown to be better in ANY way. More corrupt is all I've ever seen.

Does Hamas, Hizbollah, Syria and Iran condone torture? Other than it's their favorite thing next to rape?

Mindless sheeple follow the terrorists as if they are the oppressed victims.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Copioneer is capable of having an argument all by his lonesome. Carry on good mate. LOL

12:32 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Lead post by Blog owner indicates UN is MAJOR part of problem.

I do not think we need to waste our time or money on this discredited organization. I'm sick and tired on my taxes supporting this group of socialist thugs!

Get US out of the UN now.

And Get the UN out of the US - now!

Take away the diplomatic immunity that allows them to violate New York's laws, and they may go away all by themselves.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

And by whom did Bush get "fooled"? By Sadam, or our own intel, which has been shown to be less than perfect? I doubt that Bush ever even considered Sadam's word on anything without considering our own intel. Thus, I doubt Bush "trusts" anyone either, and I don't believe any of our leaders should concerning such matters.

1:51 PM  
Blogger The Ayatollah said...

Pete is 100% correct. The United States should get out of the parasitic United Nations and perhaps start another world organization with limited membership - only real democracies need apply. That means No Russia, no China, no Cuba, etc. etc.

It also would mean a cleaner New York City.

Yes, the dogs on the Left in America will be barking mad about this. But so what? Their real agenda is to secure world peace by first destroying America.

That even a liberal like Alan Dershowitz can see the UN is a clear & present danger to the world means the UN's time is coming to an end.

2:36 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

I'm sure the UN staffers will be plenty happy wherever on Earth they end up, so long as there are luxury accommodations to be had.

7:50 PM  

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