"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
When will any semblance of realism transcend the idealism forcing our continued support of the United Nations? The United Nations began as an idealistic, noble effort to promulgate world peace during a time when the world craved such a noble endeavor; however, this idealistic pursuit has been overtaken by a conglomerate of despots who now wield world power since they are able to consolidate their collective power behind a pale blue cloak. The very endeavor undertaken by the United Nations has escalated into utter failure in the last 10 years. From the War in Iraq to leaders within the UN propping up Saddam Hussein via the Oil for Food scandal, the time has come for the world to face reality.
THE United Nations withheld some of the most damaging allegations against Syria in its report on the murder of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister, it emerged yesterday. The names of the brother of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, and other members of his inner circle, were dropped from the report that was sent to the Security Council. The confidential changes were revealed by an extraordinary computer gaffe because an electronic version distributed by UN officials on Thursday night allowed recipients to track editing changes... Mr Annan had pledged repeatedly through his chief spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, that he would not change a word of the report by Detlev Mehlis, a German prosecutor. But computer tracking showed that the final edit began at about 11.38am on Thursday, a minute after Herr Mehlis began a meeting with Mr Annan to present his report. The names of Maher al-Assad, General Shawkat and the others were apparently removed at 11.55am, after the meeting ended.
Yet, in but what is just a small representation of the perpetual corruption plaguing this organization, world leaders such as President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair are vilified as the gravest danger to world peace. Are they not merely fulfilling the promises and statements made by this organization?