"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Monday, March 22, 2004

The Eminent United Nations

"I'm an internationalist. I'd like to see our troops disbursed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations."
--John F. Kerry in 1971

"[I will] put the creation of a new Iraqi government and the reconstruction of Iraq under the authority of the United Nations."
--Point 2 of "John Kerry's Plan To Win The Peace In Iraq", Sep. 30, 2003

"Secretary General Kofi Annan sought Security Council approval on Friday for an independent inquiry into allegations of corruption in the Iraq oil-for-food program...'an independent, high-level inquiry to investigate the allegations relating to the administration and management of the program, including allegations of fraud and corruption.' ...United Nations staff members may have reaped millions of dollars from the oil-for-food program, which permitted Iraq to sell oil and purchase items like food and medicine, despite United Nations sanctions."
--Associated Press, Mar. 20, 2004