Tuesday, January 04, 2005

On the Ground

I'm just now discovering the blog "The Diplomad". It is written by insiders of the State Department and boy do they have some good stuff. Go and scroll, but here's a sample of 1st hand knowledge of the bureaucratically paralyzed UN.
The post below reports on the impending arrival of Ms. Margareeta Wahlstrom "United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Secretary-General's Special Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance in Tsunami-affected countries."

She has spoken! At a large meeting this afternoon, she and the local UN rep, Mr. Bo "Please Wear Blue" Asplund have announced the arrival of yet another "United Nations Joint Assessment Team." But this one is very, very ultra- special. According to the UNocrats, it's not "just another assessment team." Oh, no, banish that thought! You see, "This assessment team will coordinate all the other assessment teams." In addition, the UN will set up a "Civil-Military Coordination Office to coordinate [that word! that word!] all military assistance because the military do not have experience in disaster relief (!)"

Let the mockery begin . . . .

Oh Yeah! I'm ROFLMAO!!! Can one person defend sending a dime to these UN idiots?