February 13, 2005

A Revealing Juxtaposition

Hillary Clinton calls the UN "indispensable":

New York Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton told the conference that "the United Nations is an indispensable organisation to all of us, despite its flaws and inefficiencies."

Meanwhile, in Africa, the indispensable is doing the unconscionable, as LGF reports, quoting from the LA Times:

A scandal about the sexual abuse of Congolese women and children by U.N. officials and peacekeepers intensified Friday with the broadcast of explicit pictures of a French U.N. worker and Congolese girls and his claim that there was a network of pedophiles at the U.N. mission in Congo.

ABC News’ “20/20” program showed pictures taken from the computer of a French U.N. transport worker. The hard drive reportedly contained thousands of photos of him with hundreds of girls. In one frame, a tear can be seen rolling down the cheek of a victim.

And further:

Bourguet’s case is the only one that has been prosecuted among 150 allegations against about 50 soldiers and U.N. civilian officials who have served in the Congo peacekeeping mission.

Should they have made Jeffrey Dahmer head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization? Or am I being just too snarky?

No comments: