Saturday, August 23, 2003

More whining from the peanut gallery
Neil Mackay has an "exclusive" in the (UK) Sunday Herald - Former UN chief: bomb was payback for collusion with US:
The reason the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad were bombed is because the UN has been taken over by the US and turned into a “dark joke” and a “malignant force”, according to one of the UN’s most internationally respected former leaders.

Denis Halliday, the former UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq, attacked the UN as an aggressive arm of US foreign policy in the immediate aftermath of the truckbomb attack on the UN mission in Baghdad which killed at least 23 people – many of whom were Halliday’s former friends and colleagues.
If the UN is an "aggressive arm of US foreign policy," I wish someone would tell 'em to get on the stick - they're doing a lousy job. As for Mr. Halliday, check the link for more of his delusions. He must have lost his tin foil beanie.