Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Darfur, the UN and Amnesty Int'l

You mean Clinton and the United Nations are not perfect?????!!!! Who would have guessed?

Well, maybe 800,000 Rwandans. And maybe those refugees in Darfur still waiting for the U.N. to do something -- anything -- to help them.

One of the real problems, however, is that Amnesty International is so politicized** that they don't have any crediblity either, even when they urge Canada to do something about Darfur. The shame is, that the people in Darfur need intervention desperately. It is a pity that Amnesty Int'l squandered their reputation and any chance they had of being listened to by any rational person.

**This has been called "Moynihan's Law" after the late U.S. Senator and former Ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who is said to have commented that, the number of complaints about a nation's violation of human rights is inversely proportional to their actual violation of human rights.

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