Friday, July 22, 2005

UNder Construction, UNcompetently...

I was at work, and snuck in a quick radio listen to Hugh Hewitt. Apparently he aired this clip of Donald Trump speaking as an expert witness, I think televised on CSPAN yesterday. The clip comes to us courtesy of Radioblogger. It's about 20 minutes, and worth the listen to; I'd reprint the transcript here, but it's long and you should just go read it yourself at Radio Blogger as you listen. It is absolutely rich; and illustrates perfectly, the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the United Nations. Donald Trump's testimony regarding a proposed $1.5 billion refurbishing project of the UN building in NY, should be played and replayed everywhere; and for all those who still believe in the United Nations, it should be one more nail in the coffin of that brand of naivete. Before I really got into politics, I had this vague, Star Trek-style, United Federation of Planets utopian idealistic notion of the UN. After I got politically active, all the liberal kool-aid I've been drinking all these many years has left a sour aftertaste and a sobering reality. You should not even have to read a Claudia Rossett piece or Jed Babbin's book to recognize the utter corruption, moral wasteland, and laughable ineptitude that is the United Nations.


Blogger Mark said...

Corruption in the UN is rampant. One wonders why certain senators object to the nomination of Bolton, who would most likely call them on the carpet for their excesses.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

There's no good reason why Bolton should not be confirmed for the job. Oh...wait...that's right: he'd be too mean...a bully.

Well, frickin' sign him up!!!! We need someone who will be tough and hold the UN accountable and not be a pushover.

Really, you look at his record, and I see nothing legitimate in the concerns of Democrats. I think it's just partisan politics, and Democrats continuing to go stir-crazy because they are out of power.

Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I really want Bush to bypass the Senate and just appoint Bolton.

I think the UN may be a lost cause because it is such a mess.

Until the time comes that the organzation completely disintegrates, we need a strong ambassador there to represent us.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:03:00 PM  

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