I heard more reports of the detoriating situation in Liberia on the radio this morning, along with calls from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for intervention. But this sets up the big quesiton - if the UN is so helpless in the face of the situation in Liberia, what help exactly would they be in Iraq? The normal path of assistance is from those who can to those who need. It terms of intervening in other countries, it seems to be the US that can and the UN that needs help. Why there is some miraculous inversion of that in the case of Iraq is far from clear.
The idea that the US would benefit from UN help becomes laughable when one reads reports like this of the “Permanent Party” atmosphere of UN funded efforts in Afghanistan. What benefit would these despised by the locals parasites do for us in Iraq?