Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This Madness Must Stop

The United Nations is a ridiculous and morally indefensible institution that today has once again outdone itself. It allowed a scoundrel like Hugo Chavez refer to the President of the United States a "the devil."

When we this nation awaken to the fact that the United Nations--an institution which can only exist through our support--should be dismantled? When will we stop funding the United Nations? When we will send the ambassadors, diplomats, and dictators packing? When we will terminate the lease on the United Nations' buildings?

The time has come. This is too much. They have long since worn out their welcome. The U.N. must go. Now.

2 comments:

Psyclist said...

John, it seems as though Mr. Chavez agrees with you.

The following was taken from this link from the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5365142.stm:

UN 'worthless'

On Tuesday, Mr Bush had defended his policies on the Middle East and said democracy was gaining ground as terrorists were marginalised.

Mr Chavez, who brandished a copy of American leftist writer Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, said Mr Bush promoted "a false democracy of the elite" and a "democracy of bombs".

"He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world," the Venezuelan leader said.

He called for drastic reform of the UN to reduce what he called US influence.

The UN in its current form "doesn't work", he said.

"I don't think anybody in this room could defend the system," the Venezuelan leader added.

"Let's be honest. The UN system born after World War II collapsed. It's worthless."

Mr Chavez's criticism of the UN echoed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech to the assembly late on Tuesday, BBC diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall reports from New York.

"As long as the UN Security Council is unable to act on behalf of the entire international community in a transparent, just and democratic manner, it will neither be legitimate nor effective," Mr Ahmadinejad said in a speech delivered a few hours after Mr Bush's appearance.

John said...

Scott,

Yes, Chavez is right that the UN is worthless. We are in agreement there, but Chavez and Ahmadinejad are a significant part of the problem--their "reforms" are only going to marginalize nations like the US even more, and give traction to hostile nations like Iran and dictatorships like Venezuela.

The United States needs to stop all American money going into the UN, leave the UN, and demand they leave American soil. That is what I call reform.