I planned on discussing the election, however, I felt that simply typing “Ha Ha” would not only be stupid, though satisfying, but probably would be pulled.
I mean I could easily go on about the numbers ? 228 in the House, 51 in the Senate ? but the real numbers I want to talk about is 15-0.
This was the tally of the United Nation’s Security Council vote on the Iraq resolution. Now, I could just stop and wait to enjoy the flow of mail from all the leftists who demanded U.N. approval who, of course, will now support the move in Iraq, but I do want to do something before I’m eligible for social security.
Not that I’m saying this doesn’t change the matter for some; but most of the people who oppose the U.S. will always consider it an unjust war.
No matter what approval we have it will always be Bush-Cheney-Oil-GOP-NRA-Insert Conservative Person/Group Here’s War. So I’m not waiting with bated breath for any apologies, but my main response to this vote is simply “Who Cares?”
Why exactly the United States needs U.N. approval is beyond me. I could attempt to explain this by giving a definition of “sovereign nation” but since most of the leftists who demand U.N. approval hate anything the U.S. does, lets argue it on their turf.
You see those on the Left are under a delusion that the United Nations is somehow a democratic institution.
This is most likely due to the fact that the United Nations votes on the issues that come before it. I can easily recount the many arguments I’ve had about the United Nations which have simply degenerated to a cry of “But, they voted!!” However, as was once said, voting, in and of itself, has as much to do with democracy as disrobing has to do with sex.
Both are often necessary, neither are ever sufficient. Take for example the various “elections” that have occurred under dictatorships in Latin America, Africa, and most recently in Iraq.
No one can really say that the elections that were held there made anything those leaders did democratic in any way. The same principle applies to the United Nations.
Now let me make my position clear, the United Nations sucks. Now I know it does good things, but an organization can do good things and still be bad. Al Capone did wonderful things for the people of Chicago during the Depression, yet I doubt anyone would call him good.
The same can be applied to the United Nations ? and please spare me mail about the comparison to Al Capone, he’d be viewed as a boy scout in a room with the likes of Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro, Kim Jong-Il, et al. The United Nations is full of thugs, murderers, and tin-pot dictators who’d rather see how large their bank accounts are rather than what their people would think.
The fact that these men are considered a democratically representative group by the New York Times and others is not only laughable, but offensive. But we now have UN approval, we have the sacred blessing of the “international community” to disarm Hussein or bring him to heel by force.
We have escaped the specter of “unilateralism,” and what has it gotten us? You probably won’t read about it much, but in order to get the vote we’ve had to overlook Russia and China’s repression of their Muslim Chechen and Uighur populations and had to guarantee France and Russia’s oil contracts ? makes you wonder where the true “Blood for Oil” chant should be shouted ? and ensure Iraq’s armaments debt to both countries will be paid. Makes you wonder why we should’ve bothered in the first place.
Then again I’m just one of those damn “unilateralists.”