"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Two Posts Toward Kicking the U.N. Out!

The Reject the U.N. blog has two posts today that add to the increasing compendium of reasons the United Nations needs to find a new home.

"Israel rejects U.N. blockade appeal By Luke Baker,"

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel rejected a call by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon, saying it would end the seven-week-old siege only when all aspects of a ceasefire were in place.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also told Annan he would not withdraw Israeli troops fully from southern Lebanon until the full implementation of the truce, which took effect on August 14 and ended 34 days of conflict with Hizbollah guerrillas........


"The U.N. and Children's Rights"

In the next minute, at least 3 children will become victims of human trafficking.

In the next minute, at least 4 female babies and children will be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM).

In the next minute, at least 11 children will die of starvation.

Come with me on a journey; an exploration through the inexplicable, unforgivable ways the United Nations fails to ensure the basic human rights of children around the world.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA
Date: 20 November 1989.......



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