Is this a joke? Where's the hidden camera?
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – Under threat of United Nations Security Council sanctions for its own nuclear program, Iran has been elected to a vice-chair position on the U.N. Disarmament Commission, whose mission includes deliberations on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
On Monday, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said that his country would continue to enrich uranium, and dismissed the idea that the U.S. might attack nuclear facilities in Iran.
"We are certain that Americans will not attack Iran because the consequences would be too dangerous," Rafasanjani was quoted as telling the Kuwaiti parliament.
Dr. Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. said that electing Iran to a leadership position on the UN Disarmament Commission was like asking the "cat to guard the milk."
"Clearly the Iranians have an interest in establishing disarmament rules that protect their clandestine nuclear weapons program," said Gold, author of Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos.
(hat tip Infinite Monkeys)
Is this some strange dream sequence that we'll wake up from at the end of the season? What is going on here?
If there was EVER a thought that the United Nations was not a corruption-ridden, toothless organization that props up thugs and dictators everywhere, this must surely be the sign that will convince America that we should cease cooperation with this useless body. I expect non-stop coverage on CNN, MSNBC, 60 Minutes, Jon Stewart, and Oprah. Right after the Tom Cruise Eats Katie's Placenta story or the new suspect in the Natalie Holloway disappearance story.
Come to think of it, I'm probably expecting too much.