Tuesday, January 04, 2005

More UNsanity from the Diplomads

If you're not already in the habit of doing so (and why aren't you?) keep checking The Diplomad for updates on the UN's "progress" in the tsunami relief effort. Fresh 'n' tasty bloggy goodness, delivered directly to you from somewhere in Southeast Asia. (And such large portions!) A sampling:

The EU could copy the Australian-American model of acting quickly and effectively to save lives, or they could copy the UN model of meeting at a leisurely pace to plan for the possibility of setting up a coordination center that will consider making a plan for the possibility of an operations center to consider beginning to request support for the tsunami's victims. Ah, my wise friends, guess which model of "action" the EU chose? No need to emulate those "cowboys" from Australia and the USA with their airplanes and loading crews working round-the-clock; oh, no, much too tacky, sweaty and dirty. No need to feed into the system those goofy Aussiyankeebushowardian New World Anglo-Saxons already have created. No, they'll follow the much more elegant Kofi Annan model. A couple of EU planners have shown up to begin making arrangements for an assessment team to arrive, etc., etc., you know the rest. Meanwhile, people die.

Click and scroll for generous helpings of snark.


At 5:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donuts anyone?

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly. Glazed, please.


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