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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

More evidence that the U.N. is a useless bag of shitheels.

Not that we needed more proof, but pile enough of these examples on top of Annan's Assholery Association, and maybe the collective weight will cause a case of spontaneous combustion. In which case they will appoint a blue-ribbon commission to study the long-term effects of smoke inhalation on career bureaucrats, and finally place all blame on the Americans. As usual.

Go read it all at Diplomadic's Blog.

Here's my favorite bit, right at the beginning:
Well, dear friends, we're now into the tenth day of the tsunami crisis and in this battered corner of Asia, the UN is nowhere to be seen -- unless you count at meetings, in five-star hotels, and holding press conferences.

Aussies and Yanks continue to carry the overwhelming bulk of the burden, but some other fine folks also have jumped in: e.g., the New Zealanders have provided C-130 lift and an excellent and much-needed potable water distribution system; the Singaporeans have provided great helo support; the Indians have a hospital ship taking position off Sumatra. Spain and Netherlands have sent aircraft with supplies.

The UN continues to send its best product, bureaucrats.

Via The Man Who Sucks Pure├ęd Puppies Through A Straw.

UPDATE: More here from Mark Steyn.