March 27, 2004

Speaking of Rwanda

If a pot calls a kettle black in the Rwandan forest, and nobody is alive to hear it, does it make a sound?

From the same article referenced below, the stammeringly hypocritical chiding of Belgium by Annan for withdrawing their peacekeepers requires some rebuke. Sure - they're European, and Belgian to boot, and will have little stomach for a fight. But when people in Baghdad and Iraq were in need, the UN bugged out after a single attack on their HQ. Bloody? Yes. But doesn't that go with the territory? And isn't that the direct lesson learned by those who oppose the UN - that adversity is something the UN cannot deal with? Was that not the lesson the Belgians taught, and the UN, and now the Spanish?

Posted by MEC2 at March 27, 2004 12:30 AM