Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Who's the Rational One?

The NYPost calls the President of Iran "Cuckoo" and "Tehran Lunatic." None of this should surprise me - and I'm not saying he may not have his faults or represent a danger to the world - but his speech yesterday was completely rational and insightful about the forces, mainly the US and the UK, that keep the UN from functioning as a truly ethical source of world justice.

"The question needs to be asked: if the governments of the United States or the United Kingdom, who are permanent members of the Security Council, commit aggression, occupation and violation of international law, which of the U.N. organs can take them into account," he said.

"If they have differences with a nation or state, they drag it to the Security Council and as claimants, arrogate to themselves simultaneously the roes of prosecutor, judge and executioner," he added said. "Is this a just order?"
One source of the full text of the speech.

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