Thursday, September 23, 2004

Bush vs Annan

The UN is a Good Idea but perhaps a less than ideal UN is worse than no UN.

Consider the police. Two of the many valuable roles the police play in a society ruled by law is to deal with criminals and in so doing ensure that people do not take the law into their own hands. This is a good thing for many reasons.

However, what would happen if the police were far better at the latter than the former?

This is the case at present with the UN. It is not good at dealing with crime on the international level (dictators, genocide etc etc) but is very good at making life difficult for those countries that want action rather than endless words.

Hence with Bush vs Annan, I vote for Bush.

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