Another UN failure


Liberals continue to invest their faith and hopes in the United Nations. At best it is incompetent and feckless. At worst it is corrupt, arrogant, unaccountable, and irresponsible, leading to horrific reports of child sex abuse which make the worst allegations of abuse at Aby Ghraib and Gitmo pale in significance.

Nuclear proliferation is probably the most serious issue of our time. The UN has just spent a month talking about it, and accomplished nothing.

A monthlong conference at the United Nations to strengthen the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ended Friday in failure, with its chairman declaring that the disagreements between nuclear—armed and non—nuclear states ran so deep that "very little has been accomplished."

Ed Lasky   5 28 05