|Questions and Observations|
you vote for the guy who believes there is a war on terror, and that there SHOULD be one.
Not for the man who wants to hide behinds France's petticoats.
Posted by: shark at May 17, 2004 12:01 PM
I would argue that anyone proposing to turn the whole thing over to the UN is either insane or criminal, or both. And, I'm not sure which would apply to Kerry.
Since North Korea is hot on the griddle these days,(and apparently in bed with Syria...) let's recall that North Korea starved to death about 2 million of its own people, while the UN did nothing.
Speaking of killing millions, let's recall Saddam Hussein's gassing of the Kurds and Marsh Arabs, and screwing up their ecosystem so badly they will never be able to return. The UN of course, did nada.
And the business in the Sudan continues to this day. Ah, yes, the Sudan. Lovely vacation spot, that... Where something on the order of 2 million of Sudanese Christians have been killed in the last 15-20 years. At this moment, millions are under threat form the Sudanese government, and have been driven from their native lands under threat of mass murder. The Silence from the UN, save for some posturing, is remakable.
Another UN vacation spot; Rwanda, where the UN witnessed the slaughter of around 800,000 Hutu and Tutsis, and did nothing.
Need I mention the UN's strong pro-terrorism stance, basically supporting attacks against Israel? They have made a show of hand-wringing, and done not thing one about the problem.
And since John Kerry likes to rattle on about his time in South East Asia, perhaps a mention of the genocide of an estimated two million souls by the Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Can anyone tell me the UN's actions in that regard?
It's clear we cannot trust the UN to deal with the issue of Iraq or prison abuse, or in fact much of anything, for that matter. So much for Mr. Kerry's statements on the issue.
So, to your point, it's not that they don't want it fought at all, it's that they want it fought against US. which adds some weight to the choice to be made, I think.
Posted by: Bithead at May 17, 2004 01:22 PM