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Monday, December 20, 2004

Today's Right Wing Schadenfreude

posted by Jazz at 12/20/2004 01:15:00 PM

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As we commented upon previously, (on too many occasions to link) the neocons and hawks are still incredibly incensed over the UN being right about the WMD's and the idiocy of invading Iraq. So angry, in fact, that they are looking for any excuse to run down the UN and claim that it's pure evil, we don't need it any more, etc. Today's example finds Betsy Newmark citing an article from the WSJ's Opinion Journal (consider the source, please) claiming that the UN peacekeeping forces were somehow directly responsible for the slaughterhouse in Rwanda.

The UN has its own share of screwups like any organization, don't get me wrong. However, it's still the only truly global world body we have to meet across cultural lines. Some faces in their administration certainly need to change, but their overall mission, stature and reputation are still shining like fine silver compared to ours these days. Regardless, the "go it alone" Bush supporters (who don't like other countries sticking their "old European" noses into our business when we're overthrowing nations and torturing "terrorist sympathizers") will continue to take giggling delight in any bad news for the UN or any problems they run into. It's rather sad.