The U.N. is a horribly corrupt organization that is basically bankrupt when it comes to real power.
I'm still doing research on the matter...but it's not hard to find out that Kofi Annan the head honcho over at the U.N., plus scores of other nations, were all taking kick backs from Saddam Hussein up until he was captured.
Basically, the U.N. agreed to sanction Saddam back in 1991 after the first gulf war. In 1996 we realized that the people of Iraq were the real victims since Saddam was doing just fine personally but he was starving his people. So we created the Oil For Food program. Iraq would be allowed to exchange oil exports for food and other humanitarian items.
Well the U.N., whose purpose is to support freedom and humanity across the globe, began to take bribes from Saddam in exchange for money in Saddam's personal pocket.
This is huge! These idiots were getting rich off the death of starving Iraqis.
Here is a list of individuals from nations that took bribes. From what I understand most of the bribes were in cash, and even some countries were given oil fields.
Read more here.
Even without the Oil For Food scandal the U.N. has sat idly by while millions have been murdered by dictators and tyrants. They ignored the plight of the Iraqis so they could line their own deep pockets. They refused to go to war with us, only, and I mean only, because they wanted to continue to receive their kick backs from Saddam.
Right now the U.N. is twiddling their thumbs while the Sudanese are dying daily. America cannot police all the world at one time. But what we can do is get the heck out of dodge...start our own non-corrupt union of nations...and kick some serious dictator butt all over the world. If we had a huge international military of the willing, we'd be in great shape. Hopefully our greedy politicians here in America will get some heart and a backbone. Until then Let's pray that the U.N., which we support financially more than any other country...by far, will die out. The U.N. only stands for United Nothings in my book at this time.