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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

UN Frustrated with Iran over Nukes

VIENNA, Austria — Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

The tone of the language suggesting Tehran continues to stonewall the U.N. nuclear monitor revealed a glimpse of the frustration felt by agency investigators stymied in their attempts to gain full answers to suspicious aspects of Iran's past nuclear activities.
I've gotta ask: what difference does this make?

The United Nations is a generally toothless and bureaucratically-mired institution with neither the will nor the ability to actually do anything, no matter how "frustrated" they are.

In fact, the quickest way to see this report buried deep and ignored forever is for the one institution that does have the ability (although maybe not the will) to do something to...well, to do something.

That "institution" is, of course, the U.S., but we know how the U.N. responds to anything proactive the U.S. does, even when it's done with the U.N.'s approval.

Ergo, the report is useless because it won’t spur any action, and if action is ever spurred the report will be useless because it will be ignored.

What a world.