By Daryl L. Hunter
The unreasonable among us believe we
should reach consensus with an unreasonable, contentious and self-serving
world via the United Nations. They want us to subordinate our autonomous
right of decisive self-protection to those that sell weaponry to our
enemy, these well meaning but ignorant folk think that this is a prudent
path to self-protection.
Vitriolic Republican hater Tom
Daschle during his latest faux saddening for the cameras cited George W. Bush
with quote "This president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're
now forced to war". I say to Tom Daschle, Germany, Russia, China, and
their proxies "the diplomats" all lacking altruism of purpose failed
diplomacy not us. To achieve diplomatic success you must have honest
brokers at the negotiating table. But what would Tom Daschle know about
that? Shamefully this political theatre was performed on day our boys
in uniform marched for Baghdad.
Hans Blix and his crew was a joke.
As I watched him put on his Iraqi inspection show it reminded me of
when I play hide and go seek with my 4-year-old boy. If I don't want
to find him I turn my head the other way to facilitate him in his game.
When I don't want to find him I don't. Sending Hans Blix on a search
mission that finding something would result in war is like sending
Susan Sarandon or Martin Sheen to do the job. If they don't want war
they turn their head the other way.
American pacifists trapped in denial
expect the United States to reach consensus with a few un-agreeable
and unreasonable Europeans that possess interests that lie elsewhere.
These ostriches must remove their head from its current predicament
to enable their ability to see clearly. Peace at any cost will not
result in lasting peace.
has blatantly ignored the UN sanctions it was party to implementing and has continued to supply
Iraq with banned goods for past eleven years. For instance as late
as 1-1-03 France was supplying Iraq with replacement parts for Iraq's
French made Mirage fighter jets. It has currently come to light that
Russia has also been supplying Iraq with munitions. Russia currently
has men on the ground in Iraq giving tech support to Iraqi soldiers
on how to use Russian GPS scramblers that will make our smart bombs
miss their target. Worse yet they have supplied the Iraqi Army with
thousands of night vision goggles, which enables their soldiers to
fight as well as us at night. Previous to this slap in the face we
owned the night. Germany and China as UN members were signatories on
the 17 resolutions and sanctions the UN placed on Iraq for acting in
unacceptable and dangerous ways. As the war goes on I'm sure that Germany
and China's fingerprints will show up on trade good items and munitions
These countries had free reign to conduct
their illicit business in Iraq during sanctions as they didn't have
to compete with the United States for service contracts and munitions
deals as the United States was not doing business with Iraq because
of the UN sanctions all nations had agreed to.
If I were a country that was actively
stabbing my allies in the back and arming their enemy while doing so
I would hope that a weapons inspection team with the goals of the three
wise monkeys (speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil,) would go on
as long as possible so as not to disrupt business upsetting the apple
All of these nations are UN members
that silly Americans and an obstructionist world wanted us to get the
OK from before disarming Iraq. This is a clear conflict of interest
for these disingenuous, un-trustable nations. Nations of the UN must
possess the testicular fortitude to back up their words and sanctions
with action, lacking that you have an ineffectual entity. Nations crippled
by duplicity of interest shouldn't even be allowed at the negotiating
table much less hold veto power over honest nations trying to create
a safer world.
Our righteous fight against terrorism
is uncovering enemies that we would never have imagined. Not so many
years ago I was under the illusion that trading with a cooperative
world would enrich all nations. It was my belief that Russia, China
and others were learning that they could profit more from a united
world that cooperated and traded with one another instead of fought.
If every country in the world were financially solvent they would have
more money to buy from their neighbor.
The goal of a cooperative and peaceful
world mandates punitive action for those that didn't play along. Evidently
mankind hasn't yet reached that level of maturity. As I watch this
international intrigue unfold I am disappointed that the noble goal
a United Nations is impossible as apparently mankind has not yet attained
the inner altruism needed to make this ideal of a cooperating organization
for the greater good for all nations a functioning reality.