Owlish Mutterings
12/30/2004
 
More UN political fallout
Ok, first a UN official says that the US should send more money [later retracted]. Now, a UN official complains because the UN isn't the pointman for spending the money.
“I think this initiative from America to set up four countries claiming to coordinate sounds like yet another attempt to undermine the UN when it is the best system we have got and the one that needs building up,” she said. “Only really the UN can do that job,” she told BBC Radio Four’s PM programme. “It is the only body that has the moral authority. But it can only do it well if it is backed up by the authority of the great powers.” Ms Short said the coalition countries did not have good records on responding to international disasters. She said the US was “very bad at coordinating with anyone” and India had its own problems to deal with.
So, when can we agree that the UN is a group of fucking useless bureaucrats who are interested only in their own fame and money? If it had any "moral authority" at some point in history, it is rapidly losing such. Hat tip: LGF Update: The Emperor also posts on this. Update2: as does The Diplomad

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