Last week, Kim Jong Il’s North Korea assumed the presidency of the United Nations’ Conference on Disarmament.
Even Clinton administration officials like former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison were up in arms about the appointment’s absurdity.
After all, the body’s mission is to be “the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.” And now the world’s most notorious nuclear weapons proliferator is chairing the conference.
It should be fun to watch the North Koreans demand unilateral American disarmament under the UN’s guise.
This whole exercise would be amusing if American taxpayers did not pay 22% of the UN’s budget.
I wonder if President Obama will heed North Korea’s advice. After all, Mr. Obama got involved in his current Libyan misadventure after receiving United Nations approval rather than that of his own Congress.