As much as I like Misha (he is much tamer in person), I simply can’t share these sentiments and find them distasteful:
I heard this on the news this morning and had almost popped the cork off of a bottle of sparkly when I heard that it was the U.N. HQ in Baghdad.
Oh well, it’s a start, I suppose.
I dislike the incompetence and the disgusting nonsense that goes on in the UN, but I simply don’t find anything worth celebrating in this case. Innocent people were killed by assholes- no matter what the UN has or has not done, these people did not deserve this. Their deaths are every bit as tragic as the lives lost on 9/11, and there is nothing positive that comes from the actions of murderous Islamo-fascists.
I also think it is important to note that while a lot of bile comes out of the UN, I don’t think anyone doubts that the goals of the organization, in most cases, are rather admirable. My main opposition is that the organization has showed itself incapable and unwilling to make the necessary decisions and engage in the necessary actions to reach those goals.