Time to Step In

I think it’s about time for the UN to step into Myanmar to help the starving and sick survivors of last week’s cyclone. Certainly the government is doing next to nothing for its people. An international force led perhaps by the French might allay the fears of the local government that the US would use the assistance to interfere with the local government.

Clearly, whatever the world is doing for these survivors is not enough. If ever there was a chance for the UN to redeem itself as an international peacekeeping entity after the Iraq catastrophe, now would be the time.