August 21, 2003

Early morning rant

Ok, THIS annoys me. Specificly (emphasis mine):

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Rescuers hauled more bodies from the ruins of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on Thursday, raising to 23 the number killed in a devastating truck bomb attack, as the world debated how to respond.

Pardon me, but isn't that a teensy bit egocentric? There have been terrorist attacks on U.S. troops since May... did the world "debate" how to "respond" to those? Is there a "world debate" on the "response" to the most recent bus bombing in Isreal? Did the world "debate" how to "respond" to the Bali bombing? The world, the real world, has been dealing with terrorism for decades--but now that the U.N. has been a target, it is suddenly worthy of "world debate"???

Okay,'s probably some journalist looking for a catchy headline...the U.N. can't really think that it's more important than its members, can it? That would be, well, communist!

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Secretary of State Colin Powell were to meet later in the day in New York to discuss a U.N. resolution that could provide greater security in Iraq.

Um, excuse me? A U.N. resolution is going to provide greater security? That is sooo cool! Holy cow! Alert the media! Oh, wait, they already did... So if the U.N. is so powerful that a single resolution can provide greater secuity in Iraq, why didn't they do that months ago? And why haven't they passed a resolution that cures AIDS?

Well, at least they aren't blaming America this time....

Annan questioned reports that the U.N. mission in Baghdad had refused offers of tighter U.S. security before the blast. "I don't know if the United Nations did turn down an offer for protection. But if it did, it was not correct and they should not have been allowed to turn it down," he said.

Oops! I spoke too soon...Well, at least we now know that the head of the U.N. admits that the U.S. knows what's best for people and in the future we should just go ahead and do whatever we think is right despite U.N. opinion....

It's about time they got one thing right...

Posted by Susie at August 21, 2003 08:53 AM

I don't think that posting at 8:53 am qualifies as an earky morning rant. And I'm pissed that you have not so much as left a comment on my blog in a week!

Posted by: Paul at August 21, 2003 09:09 AM

The debate, simply, is whether to pass a security council resolution that would provide cover for certain countries (notably, India and Turkey) to send troops.

In related news, the World Bank and the IMF booked ass out of Iraq without a second thought.

Posted by: Norbizness at August 21, 2003 09:43 AM

"Two legs bad, four legs good."

It's that simple. America bad, UN good. Everything else is irrelevant to those asswipes.

Posted by: annika at August 21, 2003 11:57 AM

Yeah, they're not blaiming the U.S.... yet. Juat wait. I give it about a day before they start blaming us.

Posted by: Perry at August 21, 2003 12:59 PM