Argument: UN veto causes perceptions of the UN as a tool of the West
- Adrian Hamilton. "The UN Has Come to Be Seen As a Tool of the West". The Independent/UK. December 13, 2007 - "In the West, the UN is regarded as largely a good thing, with its many arms dedicated to helping refugees, resolving conflicts and, if necessary, to stepping in with the blue helmets to keep the peace.
- In other parts of the world, however, the UN is no longer regarded in this benign light. Indeed, in a substantial part of the developing world it has come to seem an instrument of western oppression and US hegemony - a club of the big boys intent on bullying smaller countries in the interests of Washington and its European allies."