Sunday, October 24, 2004

UN to Saddam: "Hope is on the Way"

The UN is making one last, desperate bid to spare Saddam from death:
"The Secretary-General (Kofi Annan) recently stated that United Nations officials should not be directly involved in lending assistance to any court or tribunal that is empowered to impose the death penalty," Stephane Dujarric said at a news conference.

Kind of ironic, given that Kofi Annan was directly involved in lending Saddam assistance, and Saddam was definitly empowered to to impose the death penalty, and to impose it arbitrarily, often, and in unspeakable ways (hint: it involves people and an industrial strength plastic shredder).

Watching the UN get all huffy over the death penalty, is like watching a serial murderer get pissed off that people drive 20mph in a 30mph zone. The UN is composed of two-bit dictatorships, many of which commonly execute political prisoners, dissidents, etc. arbitrarily, and which also use torture on a day to day basis (not to mention the monsters that hang 16 year old girls in public).

The attempt to undermine a rising democracy because they have a civilized and nonarbitrary way of executing people that deserve it, while, at the same time, trying to perpuate the rule of countries that heinously abuse human rights, is just one of many examples of the moral blindness of the UN.

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