The UN Through the Looking Glass: it's getting curiouser and curiouser
It's a wonderful world, full of magical events.
Like this one, for example (via Dr. Zin at Regime Change Iran):
The U.N. Commission on Disarmament elevated Iran to a leadership post - despite the terrorist regime's dogged pursuit of nuclear capabilities and defiance of its international obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Iran on the Disarmament Commission; it's rather like naming a member of the Ku Klux Klan to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights....
Speaking from its new perch of authority, Iran demanded that Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and open all of its nuclear sites to international inspection. Such demands are considered statesmanship by a nation whose leader has vowed to "wipe Israel off the map."
For those who would rather watch train wrecks than tightrope artists, the United Nations may just be the greatest show on earth....Simply put, too many (quite possibly most) U.N. members put a much higher priority on America-bashing and anti-Semitism than on such U.N. ideals as disarmament, fighting hunger or advancing human rights.
Yes, the inmates are running the asylum, the fox is in charge of the hen house, the barn door is being shut after the horse has left (except, as far as I can see, it's not being shut at all)--and, as with Alice, we can only marvel, not only at my mixed metaphors and clichés, but at the wonder of it all:
"At any rate I'll never go there again!" said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. "It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!"
Just as she said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. "That's very curious!" she thought. "But everything's curious today."
Everything's curious today. It does seem as though the upside-down quality that Alice politely referred to as "curious" has become more prominent in world--and especially UN--affairs lately.
Although maybe it was always that way.