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October 02, 2007

I Prefer The Term "The Global Well-Earned Confidence"

Here's Israel's Foreign Minister, angrily asking the question that has been voiced about the UN so many times before:

In comments apparently directed at China and Russia, Tzipi Livni cast the Iran nuclear dispute as a test of the United Nation's relevancy. Both countries, which are among the five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council, have resisted imposing a third set of sanctions against Iran despite the Islamic country's refusal to abandon its uranium enrichment program - a possible pathway to nuclear arms...

"What is the value, we have to ask, of an organization which is unable to take effective action in the face of a direct assault on the very principles it was founded to effect?" Livni said.

Of course, the people asking this question in the past have generally been wondering about a different country whose name starts with I.

They don't call us "The Global Arrogance" for nothing.

Posted at October 2, 2007 07:59 PM | TrackBack

Uh, preventing nuclear proliferation is in the original UN charter?

I have to go look that up because I'm not so sure its in there.

Posted by: SPIIDERWEB™ at October 2, 2007 08:59 PM

This is all just a big misunderstanding. Don’t they know we just want to help our little brown brothers into the new era of freedom fries and love? If they only understood that the white man’s burden is a lonely burden, a road we reluctantly take for the benefit of all humanity. Just ask Hillary – she knows. 39 vetos, hmmm, I guess it is a good thing at least we understand the purpose of the UN.

Posted by: rob payne at October 2, 2007 09:56 PM

THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN---An empty pocket and a loaded gun.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 3, 2007 04:04 AM

Hey, I know how the UN could prove its relevance and effectiveness: approve a resolution calling on the US to bomb Iran.

No one would ever question their relevance and effectiveness again. Or at least not until we want to bomb someone else.

Posted by: SteveB at October 3, 2007 09:15 AM