Ken Blackwell

The UN has proclaimed Iran to be a violator of international nuclear non-proliferation agreements. The UN has sent arms inspectors to Iran for decades. The IAEA regularly reports that Iran is close to developing a nuclear weapon.

So what does the UN do about it? One hundred twenty UN members recently traipsed off to Tehran for a "non-aligned summit." And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon traipsed with them.

What can this mean? The UN stares at the illegal and menacing Iranian nuclear weapons program--in the words of Martin Luther--like a cow staring at a new door. They are totally dumbstruck.

Worst of all is this invertebrate Obama administration. Ahmadinejad holds court, calls for a new world order based on terrorism, is applauded in the UN General Assembly--and our delegation walks out! That'll show them!

There is not a tenet of the UN that Ahmadinejad has not flouted--and he gets applauded for it. The Russians have an expression that fits here: When you go to dine with the devil, make sure you take a long spoon. What was this week's grim charade but a show of sympathy for the devil?

America and her allies won World War II against the Nazis. We defeated this enemy of mankind in just three and a half years. But here we are in the Age of Obama--paying New York City cops to protect this terrorist, Ahmadinejad. New York City will doubtless bill the State Department for police overtime. Maybe we won World War II because we were only paying for one side of the war.

Isn't it time to send the UN to Geneva and cut the U;S. contribution from 24% to 6%. Mr. Obama does not think the U.S. is any more "exceptional" than the Greeks or the British.

Very well, Mr. President, then let's scale back our UN dues to an unexceptional 6%. That may be the only thing that gets the attention of these dumbstruck UN delegates who cheer America's sworn enemy.


Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
 
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