One of my commenters, Andrew X, either has uncanny timing or some knack of precognition. Andrew quoted Mark Steyn in a recent comment. And lo and behold, Mark Steyn quotes his own quote – or, more accurately paraphrases it – in this week’s column at the OCR:
Half a decade or so back, I wrote: “It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ’em together, the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the U.N.”
Absolutely right, if I do say so myself. When you make the free nations and the thug states members of the same club, the danger isn’t that they’ll meet each other half-way but that the free world winds up going three-quarters, seven-eighths of the way. That’s what happened in New York last week. Barack Obama is not to blame for whichever vagary of United Nations protocol resulted in the president of the United States being the warm-up act for the Lunatic-for-Life in charge of Libya. But it is a pitiful reflection upon the state of the last superpower that, when it comes to the transnational mush drooled by the leader of the free world or the conspiracist ramblings of a terrorist pseudo-Bedouin running a one-man psycho-cult of a basket-case state, it’s more or less a toss-up as to which of them is more unreal. To be sure, Col. Moammar Gadhafi peddled his thoughts on the laboratory origins of swine flu and the Zionist plot behind the Kennedy assassination.
That, so to speak, is only the opening gun in a brutally accurate salvo. He got the range on the first shot, then fired for effect. Do read the whole thing.
Many – far too many – of the nations that are full, voting members of the UN are, frankly, hideous. If they were people who came into your neighborhood, you’d call the cops. Only at the UN can the President of the United States be the opening act for a creepy thug who sponsored terrorism for years, had Americans killed and has turned his nation into a pathetic mess.
When George Bush was in office, Gadhafi surrendered his weapons programs. When Obama comes to power, he feels free to come to New York and lecture. That should tell you a lot about what the world thinks of Barack Obama.