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The Therapy Sessions
Saturday, July 19, 2003

UN irrelevance

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will next week make an official recommendation to the Security Council that sovereignty in Iraq be restored quickly to the Iraqi people, according to a report.

I love stories like this, because they reveal how clueless the UN is.

"Restore sovereignity to the Iraqi people?"


What a choice of words! Saddam killed at least 300,000 of his own people, and we are still finding the mass graves of mothers and children.

But in the eyes of the UN, he was legitimate: the Iraqis had the honor of being slaughtered by a sovereign, an Iraqi who had their best interests at heart!

It's not big news: the UN is full of apologists for dictatorship.

But when it comes to sheer hypocrisy, they've got nothing on the Arab League. The head of that loathsome institution criticized the Iraqi council as being illegimate because the Iraqis did not vote for it.

Very cheeky.

How many countries in the Arab League have democratically elected governments?

That's right. None of them.

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