‘Even if control is shared, the US will get its way most of the time’:
Thank you, Suzanne Nossel.
An insightful piece that doesn’t fall victim to either of the ideological mantras of The UN Is Trying to Set Up a New World Order or the UN Can Do Everything arguments. ... Repeat: ‘Even if control is shared, the US will get its way most of the time.’ ... And repeat: Harry Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Ronnie, Bush Sr. all tolerated, ignored, manipulated, rolled their eyes and used the UN to their own ends -- and won the Cold War, a far more dangerous confrontation than we’re facing now. ... Get the UN SOBs to shoulder some of the burden, pat them on the head, and resist bashing them while we’re asking for their help. It’s called: common sense. Some also call it: intelligent diplomacy. Something this administration has shown a woeful lack of recently. ... Notice how the cheerleaders and pom-pom carriers are praising the president’s speech tonight -- while he does an undeniable complete flipflop on the UN issue. ... How bad has our diplomacy been recently? The French, whose foreign minister believes the French won at Waterloo, are looking good. ... Nossel’s emphasis on our post-WWII democratization of the world is right on target.