US Should Not Count On UN To Stop Iran
By Glenn Woiceshyn
President Bush is gravely mistaken to let the United Nations decide on what to do about Iran.
The UN has proven impotent in preventing dictatorships from sponsoring terrorism and committing other atrocities against free nations. That's because, as a matter of principle, it treats dictatorships as legitimate sovereign countries and grants them UN membership--despite the fact that they deny basic rights to their own citizens.
The UN even allows brutal regimes to sit on and chair the UN Commission on Human Rights, which is tantamount to allowing mobsters to sit on anti-crime commissions.
When Islamic terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11, killing 3,000 people, Iran was rated as the No. 1 sponsor of terrorism--not only against Israel but against the United States. Since then it has been allowed to continue sponsoring terrorism, conduct a proxy war against the United States in Iraq and build a nuclear bomb while its mullahs chant "Death to America," and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calls for a new holocaust against Israel while denying the existence of the last holocaust.
Yet virtually nothing has been done to Iran to date. Rely on the UN to now do the right thing? The United States and Israel should not wait for "global consensus" to do what's needed to eliminate this nuclear threat and dangerous regime.