Messiah Makes Manhattan

Oh lucky lucky us. Late September is always a bit of a pain for those who work in NY, as the opening of the UN General Ass-embly means lots of oh-so-impotent important muckity-mucks coming to town in their motorcades, blocking off streets and generally just clogging up the whole place. And this year, as an added bonus,the One is coming to be President of the World

Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.

The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament – one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.

We’ve always wanted these addressed at a “multinational level” but by this we meant actually doing something.

Mr Obama will join other heads of government in New York during the week of the nuclear summit for the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly. The annual meeting of world leaders is this year raising expectations on a number of fronts.

UN officials hope a climate change debate on September 22 will give fresh impetus to the search for a global climate deal at Copenhagen in December.

I.E. the UN officials want to be given lots of funding and power.

There are also hopes a possible meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president, that Mr Obama would host, could lead to a breakthrough about a timetable for Middle East peace.

I had hopes about winning Mega-Millions; better odds.

Heads of state are also likely to consider how to deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Mr Obama gave Tehran a September deadline to reply to his offer of negotiations. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadi-nejad will attend the General Assembly “to encourage Iranian views in managing the world,” an aide said.

Here’s how a suggestion on how we may have to “deal” with them:


You know damn well that’s how they will “deal” with Israel if they get the chance.

But here’s the most worrisome development for our current Administration:

US officials are concerned Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi might try to steal the limelight during his first visit to New York.

Such impertinence must not be allowed to stand.

5 Responses to “Messiah Makes Manhattan”

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  2. nightfly says:

    Why would Gaddafi steal the One’s limelight? I mean, it’s not like the West gave him a huge “hero’s welcome” photo-op with the Lockerbie bomber or anything, right?

    But sadly this is the most efficient thing our government has done in many a year – now the One can kiss ass with all our enemies at once, and not keep jetting around the world to summits and whatnot.

    Leading the Free World is hard.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Steal the limelight? They should worry more about Gaddafi using Obama as a doormat.

  4. JeffS says:

    Or a prayer rug, Guns.

  5. nightfly says:

    Not that I’m Nostradamus or anything, but…. it was a mortal lock.

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