- given enough time, UN weapons inspections would have worked
- that the UN sanctions imposed on Iraq should be transformed into "smart sanctions," because the conditions were too harsh
- that only the UN can lend legitimacy to international actions all over the world
really believed what they were saying; they should be outraged by this (via lgf) and this (via Michelle Malkin). And they should be vocally and insistently calling for a major overhaul of the UN. In other words, now that they have egg all over their faces (because the "UN-solutions" they championed have been discredited) they should be making realistic and effective proposals on how to change the way the world's problems are to be addressed in the future.
For some reason, however, there has not been, and I highly doubt there ever will be the same kind of outrage, outcry and flurry of reform as there was in the US intelligence community when it became clear that there had been significant miscalculations about Saddam's military capabilities.
Where is the outrage now? Where are the headlines and why aren't the photographs of the UN rape scandal splashed all over the front pages of the world's newspapers? Are most of Bush's critics really so uninterested in the truth and in dealing with the world's problems that all their criticisms are insincere: that they only make a furore if they have some hope of damaging Bush? Isn't that sad?