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Bashful peacekeepers

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Apr 14, 2004

The next time someone (in Rome, perhaps?) suggests that UN forces should be in charge of worldwide peacekeeping efforts, let's remember that right now, Kofi Annan thinks that Iraq is too dangerous for a UN presence. Presumably the UN will be ready to move in and ensure peace-- as soon as peace is ensured.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 14, 2004 3:07 PM ET USA

    So the UN doesn't 'make peace'...? They just 'keep' the peace that someone else makes for them? League of Nations, anyone?

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Apr. 14, 2004 10:45 AM ET USA

    Aside from the salons of Manhattan and Paris, most places are too dangerous for UN "Peacekeepers".

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 14, 2004 10:42 AM ET USA

    Too dangerous to pass out birth control and set up abortion clinics no doubt.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 14, 2004 10:42 AM ET USA

    How's Kofi managing with Sudan and the morgue accounting in Rwanda?

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