Seriously, the UN is putting Zimbabwe in charge of the U.N. body that promotes ecconmoic progress? Can you believe this? Are we supposed to respect the decisions this governing body makes when a country with one of the worst performing world economies is in charge of promoting economic growth?
From the Powerline blog, they have great thoughts on this:
Zimbabwe, once a relatively prosperous land, now is one of the world’s worst performing economies. According to the Washington Times (see link above), it has the world’s highest inflation rate, unemployment of something like 80 percent, and severe food shortages. Just this week, the government announced daily power cuts of up to 20 hours for households throughout the country. And, of course, Zimbabwe possesses an atrocious human rights record.
Oh yeah and further information in regards to the quality of the UN:
UPDATE: In 2003, the United Nations elected Libya as the chairman of its Commission on Human Rights. In January of that same year, it selected Iran and pre-invasion Iraq to co-chair the U.N. Disarmament Conference.
Come on people why can’t we vote out the UN of America or better yet, just stop giving them money so they won’t have any power to do anything.