Pardon my cynicism…

…but once again, this is pure idealist fantasy:

With President Barack Obama presiding, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously endorsed a sweeping strategy aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons and ultimately eliminating them, to usher in a world with “undiminished security for all.”

What do you say to that? I’m sure the Israelis are saying, “that sure sounds good, but it’s so easy for you to say because you don’t have a genocidal maniac living practically next door.” Reading on down in that story reveals that Israel rejects the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, as well they should. And maybe it’s the cynic in me coming out here too, but I just don’t believe the Libyan U.N. ambassador’s plea had nearly as much to do with “fairness” as it does making sure the Israelis can’t strike back with any kind of significant force if and when the Iranians launch a first strike on them. But better to be a cynic than a starry-eyed idealist, no? I would think being the former gives you a much better chance of staying alive in this day and age, but maybe that’s just me.

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One Response to “Pardon my cynicism…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    drjim (71.189.22.244)
    No, it’s not just you. The corruption-riddled UN should be tossed out on it’s ear.
    October 7, 2009, 12:54:50 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Sabra (66.69.88.111)
    No, it’s a lot of us. Idealism is all well and good…but for these things to work, everyone has to be willing to play.
    October 7, 2009, 2:48:58 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    the pistolero (71.40.227.153)
    everyone has to be willing to play
    Yep, and human nature being what it is, that’s never going to happen. They really should re-establish the UN somewhere else, indeed. Maybe Tehran, assuming they can relocate before the Israelis nuke it.
    October 8, 2009, 10:42:10 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    TBeck (75.110.223.173)
    A pessimist is always pleasantly surprised.

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