Monday, June 02, 2008

The next best thing to Stopping the U.N.

... is to go over their heads. To start an organization of Democratic countries that don't kow-tow to Dictatorships and Theocracies, as John McCain is proposing:

McCain proposal for joint action gains support
WASHINGTON - Gaining ground this political season is a proposed League of Democracies designed to strengthen support for the next president's overseas agenda and ensure a global leadership role for the United States.

John McCain, the virtually certain Republican presidential nominee, has endorsed the concept of a new global compact of more than 100 democratic countries to advance shared views and has discussed the idea with French and British leaders.

"It could act where the U.N. fails to act," he said last month, and pressure tyrants "with or without Moscow's and Beijing's approval."

McCain said the League might impose sanctions on Iran, relieve suffering in the Darfur region of Sudan and deal with environmental problems. [...]

The article goes on to say how some people favor the formation of such a political body, to limit the military power of the United States, while still others fear it would be used by the U.S. to circumvent and compete with the U.N.

A bit of competition for the U.N. might be a good thing, because sure are ineffective the way they are. As for limiting U.S. military power, aren't plenty of countries already trying to do that anyway? It's nothing new. Those who wish to do so will keep trying, no matter what.

If we can't actually disban the U.N., then we need something as a counter balance to make it shape up or get kicked. This could be it.


Scottiebill said...

The U.S. would be well advised to tell the UN to pack up and get the hell out of our country, NOW! If they aren't gone in 60 day, then take over the UN building and open it up for business offices, apartments, condos, whatever.

The U.S. does not need the UN, but the UN needs the U.S., if for no other reason than to us us as their favorite whipping boy.

Chas said...

I forgot who it was who said: "Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer". I expect that is the dynamic at play with the US being the host to the UN. I don't like it, but I do... understand it. It's one way to find out what your enemies are up to.

Yet I don't see why we can't have a League of Democratic Nations as well. It would be nice to have an organization where tyrants and dictators are not treated as our equals.