A Worthless Council

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, July 07, 2008

A Worthless Council

July 7, 2008

The Washington Times is a terrific newspaper. If you don’t get it or read it online, you should. You’ll get stories you won’t find anywhere else, like this one about the worthless United Nations.

Despite numerous Security Council resolutions condemning Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe, he recently consorted with other African leaders untouched by the U.N.

In Sudan’s western Darfur province, a few thousand African peacekeepers continue to wait in parched misery for the 31,000 reinforcements backed by the U.N. that the Sudanese government agreed to accept. They were to begin arriving last December.

In Iran, physicists continue to enrich uranium deep beneath the earth, despite three U.N. Security Council resolutions designed to halt the process.

Why do so many ignore these resolutions? Two reasons. One is they are often watered down to appease as many countries as possible. And two, they are rarely followed up, except when the United States enforces them with military action. Then those who did nothing condemn America for doing something. The U.N. is pathetic.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.