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Death of the UN?

Posted by Ed on March 21, 2003

US uber-hawk Richard Perle delights in the death of the UN, in today’s Guardian:

“The chronic failure of the security council to enforce its own resolutions is unmistakable: it is simply not up to the task. We are left with coalitions of the willing. Far from disparaging them as a threat to a new world order, we should recognise that they are, by default, the best hope for that order, and the true alternative to the anarchy of the abject failure of the UN.”

This total disregard for the rule of law, and the reliance on ad hoc coalitions to convey some kind of legitimacy onto the naked aggression now seen in Iraq, is shameful but comes as no surprise. After all, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which espouses a “Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity” leaves us in no doubt as to where the Bush administration is going.

North Korea, Iran, Cuba and others beware.

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