The Iranian president addressed the UN last evening and quite honestly he did pretty much what we expected. He tried to deflect criticism back towards the U.S., as if we were responsible for the current crisis. How wonderful it must be to have someone you can always blame, for your own misbehaviors.
Be that as it may, it's one thing to act like that. But it's another to reinforce that behavior.
Enter Jacques Chirac, the Great Enabler. Jack wants the UN to back off the sanctions threat.
It seems that Mr. Chirac's style of diplomacy puts him the same league with John Kerry, who votes for things before he votes against them. Chirac commits to a few thousand troops to a UN cause, then cuts it back to 200, or so. Then when the world mocks his decision, he changes his mind again and recommits. In this case, he had the UN thinking sanctions and now he says no. What a surprise.
The UN has certainly been a noble experiment, but one has to admit that it is quickly becoming a failed experiment. When one of the charter members of the UNSC has a leader that can't decide what's best for the world on an issue such as this, it's no wonder it fails so miserably, time after time.
Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking.