Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sex Abuse by UN Peacekeepers

This stuff still pisses me off. While I sympathize with Reynolds' view that the coverage on these stories would be wildly different if it involved Americans, as if their lives aren't miserable enough, the UN sends 'peacekeepers' to screw 'em over - literally. One would hope that these incidents are isolated but the infuriating thing is that they're not (Google Search: United Nations+Sex Abuse).

The bottom line is this: we can't trust them with money (Google), we can't trust them with kids (BBC) but we expect them to provide us with some type of moral authority? Worse still, we criticize the Americans for withholding dues as they push for greater accountability?

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