Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Steyn on Oil-For-Greenbacks

If you missed Mark Steyn's latest column, well, you have missed out on some of the best stinging sarcasm that can be dished out on paper. He wishes, as I do, that either the U.N. close the shop or move it to a nice, warm, third-world African country. Here's a sample of money-graphs from the article, IMHO:
<...> As you may have noticed, the good people of Darfur have been fortunate enough not to attract the attention of the arrogant cowboy unilateralist Bush and have instead fallen under the care of the Polly Toynbee-Clare Short-approved multilateral compassion set. So, after months of expressing deep concern, grave concern, deep concern over the graves and deep grave concern over whether the graves were deep enough, Kofi Annan managed to persuade the UN to set up a committee to look into what's going on in Darfur. They've just reported back that it's not genocide.

That's great news, isn't it? For as yet another Annan-appointed UN committee boldly declared in December: "Genocide anywhere is a threat to the security of all and should never be tolerated." So thank goodness this isn't genocide. Instead, it's just 70,000 corpses who all happen to be from the same ethnic group – which means the UN can go on tolerating it until everyone's dead, and Polly and Clare don't have to worry their pretty little heads about it.(Emphasis mine)
First off, you have to read the whole thing, because every word of every sentence is devastatingly right on target. After you read the whole piece, think about how many people, including high-ranking U.S. officials, who pander to this group. Isn't it disgusting? Oh yeah, a big shout out to all of our friends in Ohio for preventing the biggest U.N. cheerleader of all time from taking office.

Big thanks to my RI conservative friend Sean O. for the tip. Hey Sean, are you ready to be an official contributor yet?