Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Hey, look! Annan's found his voice

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is certainly making a hue and cry about how the war in Iraq is illegal. Why he is so eager to denounce the war all of a sudden? How come we didn't hear him so loud when the war began? By now, the world has realised that the UN would be as effective at stopping WW III as the League of Nations. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the UN has been largely one-sided, and powerless to stop an act of aggression such as Iraq. One could argue that there wont be a WW III because we are wiser, blah-blah, but the fact remains that if the US decides that it is going to war with a country, there is simply nobody to stop it.

I am not accusing the US of war mongering. A sizeable part of the politico-social machine in the US opposes war, there is great concern over homeland security, and not everybody likes Bush. But the US economy is precariously perched, the defence manufacturers need business, and the parties need contributions. And a President has to do what a President's got to do. Right, Dubya?

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