President Bush answered that question yesterday when he strolled over to the United Nations and told the august membership assembled that they needed to clean up the corruption, effect the necessary changes in order to be more efficient and far less wasteful, and to begin doing what they were sent there to do.
His was a great speech. Nobody there listened.
Bush hits U.N. corruptionMore telling than the President making a speech to a pack of thieves who will pay no attention to him is the clear excitement exhibited on the faces of our diplomatic leadership shown above in the possible outcome of his scolding. President Bush raises his hand to vote on something absolutely meaningless and incomprehensible and mutters under his breath, "The whole lot of them should be sent down to the Superdome." Condolleeza Rice is munching on Fritoes and thinking about her Fantasy Football picks. And John Bolton is off in dreamland, wishing he were down in Escuintla sipping some fine Guatemalan rum and smoking an exquisite Macanudo.
By Bill Sammon, The Washington Times
NEW YORK -- President Bush yesterday implored the United Nations to rid itself of corruption and scolded the global body for squandering the world's respect and making a mockery of human rights.
"When this great institution's member states choose notorious abusers of human rights to sit on the U.N. Human Rights Commission, they discredit a noble effort and undermine the credibility of the whole organization," Mr. Bush told the U.N. General Assembly. (link)
This is one of the many attributes I like about Mr. Bush. He went to the U.N. because ... well, he's supposed to occasionally, slapped the membership around a good bit, to no avail, and participated in a meaningless vote in a meaningless session of a meaningless organization - and let everyone assembled there know - by the disdainful expression on his face - that they are all fools and scoundrels and should be lined up against a wall and shot.
I'd vote for him again on the basis of this photo alone.
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Photo courtesy of AP.