Originally Posted by W*GS
I'd be careful approving of LABF. He uses neo-Nazis to support his views.
The same UN that used the Oil-for-Food program to enrich its bureaucrats (via bribes, kickbacks and the like) and allowed Saddam to continue amassing wealth for his weapons programs and to continue to slaughter the Iraqi people? The same UN that allowed Saddam to violate resolution after resolution? The same UN that did nothing to avert the Rwandan genocide of 1994? The same UN that is, at this moment, doing nothing to avert the genocide going on in Sudan? Why do you think the UN has any moral standing whatsoever?
What additional allies do we need? The French? The Germans? The Russians? Nor is the US universally detested.
Care to try again?
OK, then let's just say that in many nations of the world, the Bush administration does not enjoy much respect and admiration, according to many articles I've read from foreign media sources online.
Originally Posted by Southern_Bronco
Who is this "UN" and how large is their army? Where do they get all of that money used in rebuilding? How many new governments have they established successfully? Your blind faith in this "idea" is quite telling, Bluflame.
"Unilaterally" fighting the war on terror? Read on:
Since September 11th, a coalition of 90 countries has come together in a fight against terrorism, and that emerging, building, strengthening coalition is changing the way the world does business.
Our partners in the war on terrorism extend far beyond Europe. We're working hand-in-hand with law enforcement officials from Pakistan to Colombia and from Canada to China.
From Feb, 2003 Ashcroft speech to the CFR.
Blueflame, I know you'll dismiss the above quote because John Ashcroft said it to the Council on Foreign Relations, but your BS about the US' "unilateral" war on terror can't stand the laugh test.
You're right that I don't hold Ashcroft in high regard. 'Nuff said.
Where are all of our allies' soldiers in the Iraq war, if that claim is true? I mean, most Bush supporters believe that there's a link between Iraq and 9/11, so it would follow that those 90 countries should be helping us to subdue Iraq as the culprits for the attacks (as part of the war on terror), right? Yet support for that war is notably absent, the "coalition of the willing" notwithstanding.
Hmmm... how is our
country's success rate for "establishing governments?
You're wrong if you think I have "blind faith" in the UN, SB. What's our alternative, though? Going it (virtually) alone? World opinion could view us as a "rogue nation" if we continue to do that...