Boutros-Ghali Speaks Out

In a conversation with TIME last week, U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros- Ghali vented his frustration at the inaction of the world community in Rwanda:

The member states are fatigued. When I was elected in 1991, we thought the U.N. would be able to solve all the world's problems with a few thousand troops. Suddenly we discovered that rather than one or two operations, we had 17; rather than a few thousand, we needed 70,000 soldiers; rather than spending $600 million for the peacekeeping, we needed $4 billion. We discovered that instead of a few accidents, every month a few peacekeepers are...

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