April 01, 2005
AUSTIN BAY WRITES that the Volcker Report is the beginning, not the end of U.N. reform:
The scandal has deeply damaged the United Nations as an institution. For many critics, this doesn't matter. They already argue the United Nations is a facade masking coalitions of the corrupt — a forum where cynical international elites romp in a champagne sewer greased by the planet's Saddams, mafia thugs and rogue corporations. They point to the United Nations' dismal record in Bosnia, the Congo and Sudan's Darfur.
Why should such an organization continue to suck dollars and dither?
Such an organization shouldn't — that's why it needs massive reform.
Or, perhaps, it can just be allowed to twist in the wind.