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Disaster and the U.N.

The tragedy in South Asia brought an immediate U.S. response of millions of dollars and the promise of troops to help in the cleaning and restoration of order.

Some luminary at the U.N. characterized our immediate response as “stingy.”

This, in conjunction with the U.N. connivance in the looting of the “Oil For Food” program, makes it difficult to recognize, respect or take seriously the offices of the U.N. Although still not ready to join those who wish to take the U.S. out of the U.N. entirely, recent actions thereof gives the idea a lot more credence.

The U.S., it seems, is the “Great Satan” to parts of the world till they need our generosity. I, too, am getting very tired of them. Perhaps it is time to seriously consider establishing an alternative organization that is rational in handling the honorable and desired objectives of world peace.

In the interim, help we should and must, at whatever level our leaders find appropriate vis a vis the other large-economy nations. What has been contributed by Germany, France, Spain, etc.?

Last, that which we do give should be administered by the Red Cross or someone like them. Decidedly not the U.N.

Donald A. Herrmann

Grass Valley

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