"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Friday, December 16, 2005

Listen Up

The Reform Club's own Herb London was a guest (along with Gary Bauer) on Bill Bennett's radio show this morning.

The topic was UN reform, and Herb's circulating a letter urging Congress to withhold UN funding until substantial reforms are made. Those who wish to remain on the cutting edge will access this historic audio here. Scroll down to select the interview.

(All major conservative luminaries are being asked to sign on to the letter. I haven't been asked yet, but I'm sure it's just an oversight.)

6 comments:

James Elliott said...

Seeing how in October we already owed something like $1.6 billion in unpaid obligations, I have to wonder what the point is?

Tom Van Dyke said...

Maybe we should use Kelo and exercise eminent domain over the UN Building, and turn it into something useful, like a parking lot.

Tlaloc said...

I don't really get this. We've already offended basically everyone by sending Bolton to the UN.

You guys realize we need these people's help to have any hope of stemming terrorism right? RIGHT?

What is the point of annoying the people we need even more?

I swear somedays it seems like the GOP has a scorched earth policy where if them mess, literally, everything up bad enough the Democrats won't want to even try to win and have to try fixing things.

Hunter Baker said...

I signed it yesterday. Draw your own conclusions about my level of conservative celebrity.

Kidding.

connie deady said...

You guys realize we need these people's help to have any hope of stemming terrorism right? RIGHT?

What is the point of annoying the people we need even more?

I swear somedays it seems like the GOP has a scorched earth policy where if them mess, literally, everything up bad enough the Democrats won't want to even try to win and have to try fixing things.


I have to agree with Tlaloc here. I don't get it. I'm all for reforming the UN, but they aren't going to listen to us because nobody likes the schoolyard bully and that's what we've become to the rest of the world. You don't dictate changes to everyone else.

What happened to consensus building? I'm ready to give up on people supporting Bush and the war being able to see any reason when it comes to our foreign policy. We cannot be the world leader by smashmouth actions and military might. A little bit of right would help.

It depresses the heck out of me because by invading Iraq we completely squandered all the sympathy and good will directed towards us because of the destruction of the Twin Towers.

Tom Van Dyke said...

I'm sorry, Connie. As even our lovely and talented Tlaloc acknowledges, nations have only "interests." What is "right" does not enter into the equation, unless it exposes them to no harm or duty.

Except for the Anglosphere. And Denmark. ;-)