Friday, December 22, 2006

Kofi Annan, the UN, rhetoric, and impotence.

Mr. Hanson is at it again, taking Kofi Annan to task for the mess that is the UN. You know what? He's right:
Such embarrassments might actually cause the U.N. to do something that would require sacrifices in lives and treasure for the greater good. How much better to be charmed into somnolence than awakened by horrific reality. How much better for the soul to be gently chided with moral platitudes about Western insensitivity than electro-shocked about Middle Eastern, African, or Asian genocide that will go on until someone does something very messy to stop it.
Read it all.