Friday, October 24, 2003

UN Security Council Change-Up

Starting in January, five new nations will take seats in the United Nations Security Council. Algeria, Benin, Brazil, Romania, and the Philippines got near-unanimous support for their upcoming 2-year terms.

The noteworthy part of this story, as I see it, is in the last paragraph of the article. After the UN put Iraq and Iran in charge of its Committee on Disarmament, the notion that Libya serving on the Security Council all but destroyed my opinion of the organization. Kudos to the Bush administration for standing strong on this one, and to those African nations that did the right thing.


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