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The United Nations is about as effective at restraining bad behavior as the are the Hell’s Angels…though unlike the UN, the Hell’s Angels are both effective at their stated goals and fearsome in achieving them. The UN’s limp vacillation in the face of Iran’s looming nuclear nightmare, Russia’s brutal aggression in Georgia and North Korea’s general malevolence warrants a massive reexamination of its role. In truth, like the World Bank, the UN is just another boondoggle that allows international bureaucrats to escape the misery in their mostly disfunction countries while providing them a paid vacation in the US – a country they publicly revile and privately enjoy.