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Thread #73826   Message #1285198
Posted By: Don Firth
30-Sep-04 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
Subject: RE: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
The problem, Larry, is that the UN has said plenty about the situation in Sudan, but unfortunately, because of the way it was originally set up, the UN has no teeth and can't back up it's policies. The US military has acted as the UN's teeth in the past--when the US administration felt like it (which is to say, when UN policy and US foreign policy were in agreement, e.g. the Korean "police action").

So you can't really fault the UN for not being "able" to do much. Their "rent-a-cop" is busy elsewhere.

Don Firth