Monday, March 21, 2005

If Only It Were True...

We would become UN fans, if this ScrappleFace article were actually true. Yes, it's satire, but what a force for good the UN could be, if only it was nothing like it is now. We can dream, anyway.
"Annan Reform Report Calls for 'UN-Mitigated Freedom'
by Scott Ott

(2005-03-21) -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today unveiled a 63-page proposal for revamping the scandal-plagued world body. The proposal, to be considered at a summit in New York in September, calls for ejecting non-free nations and reducing the U.N. staff to six persons.

The following is an excerpt from the executive summary of Mr. Annan's report, titled 'UN-Mitigated Freedom'...

-- All nations must immediately re-apply for membership, which will not be granted unless the applicant provides for its people freedom of religion and expression, an electoral process open to all and a free-market economy."
There's much more, so read the rest.

Unfortunately, it's about as likely to happen as Osama Bin Laden converting to Christianity. Actually OBL's conversion is much more probable, now that we think about it.

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