Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Pacman wrote:This is an all-too common occurance around the world.
Not much we can do about it, sadly. I wish the United Nations was a stronger and more powerful organization, and could actually help ensure that these kinds of relief efforts are carried out properly.
Sadly, the UN is virtually powerless today, and it has itself to blame for that.
Sorry, I won't get political here... just sad at the lack of help for the victims.
yeah - because the UN is a model for doing the right thing. Such a honest and unshakeable group of altruistic individuals should have much more power.
Im sorry for bringng politics into this too - but thats really really funny to me. With the UN in the middle of the bribery and scandal issues that reach all the way to the top for someone to suggest giving them more power.
I have a better idea - lets not give them more power.
I did a bad job of making my point above. What I meant to express was a desire that there WAS an orginization powerful (AND HONEST) enough to ensure aid makes it to those who need it. (there isn't). I actually held back on my criticism of the UN because I didn't want to get political.
I totally agree, Cornbread, that the UN can't be trusted, and more power to IT would be a tragic mistake. I was speaking idealisticly -- dreaming that such an honest, powerful orginazation existed, and that these poor people would actually be helped.
Good nickname, btw Cornbread -- Cedrick was one of my favorite Celtics, back in the early 80s.