...But Not At The U.N.

We should learn from our past; if an organization has no teeth, it can't bite

North Korea detonates what it says is a nuclear device and the world is outraged. The United Nations Security Council needs only 30 minutes to issue a unanimous condemnation. Even the Chinese representative says his country supports "punitive actions." The stage is set for precisely the kind of U.N. action envisioned by its founders--countering a threat to peace before it can explode into war.

Within 48 hours, the whole fa├žade falls apart. As soon as it is time for action, the will evaporates. Beijing reverses course. The U.S. waters...

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