Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Now Chairing The UN Conference on Disarmament: Iraq



No, I'm not kidding ... and neither is the UN. Why would they do this? They say it's only random luck ... but, really, the irony of having Iraq chair a disarmament committee in the same year as Libya chairs the human rights commission in the UN ... well, it's just too poignant.

It's conceptually so far from Iraqi thought that U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq was unaware that Iraq's turn was coming up.

In the most interesting back-to-back succession -- perhaps ever -- the chairs for those months will be Iran, Iraq, Ireland and Israel. Now, really, can you think of four countries less interested in disarmament?

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