Mudcat Café message #1392010 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77734   Message #1392010
Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Jan-05 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
The United Nations is a toothless tiger...or a tuskless elephant. Now and then the Great Powers use it as their surrogate when they want to go and smash up some place...and then THEY are the teeth and tusks. That's about all it amounts to. When they don't need the U.N. they laugh at it. When they need it to provide an air of legitimacy to some military action, they make grand speeches and give the toothless tiger a nice bowl of milk.

This last war was so incredibly illegitimate that the toothless tiger could not quite bring itself to swallow the bowl of tainted milk it was offered...