The next time you hear someone suggest that the United Nations ought to be trying Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity, consider the excellent job the U.N. has done with the Serbian butcher Milosevic. Scott Ott of Scrappleface says it all, albeit ironically:
The sudden death of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic in a United
Nations prison toady won’t keep “the butcher of the Balkans” off the witness stand nor slow the proceedings in his genocide trial, according to an unnamed spokesman at the Hague.
“If he thinks that he can slow down this court by dying, he’s gravely mistaken,” said the anonymous source. “There’s nothing that can retard our administration of justice, nor reduce the credibility of this global institution.”
Yep. The U.N. -- nothing if not predictable, stolid, and generally ineffectual.