Claudia Rosett points out something that has escaped notice:
To chair the 2009 governing board of the U.N.'s flagship agency, the multibillion-dollar globe-girdling United Nations Development Program, dedicated to promoting good governance and ending poverty, the U.N. has now picked--wait for it--the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rosett asks: What do Obama and Susan Rice propose to do about this?
The answer of course is: nothing--and for a very good reason.
Keep in mind that this is the same UN that made a point of hiring only the most qualified people for teaching at the UNRWA schools in Gaza:
Former top Islamic Jihad rocket maker Awad Al-Qiq, who was killed in an Israeli air strike last May, was the headmaster and science instructor at an UNRWA school in Rafah, Gaza.
Obviously, the same philosophy of matching personnel to position is the guiding principle here as well. Keep in mind what Rosett writes is involved in heading the UNDP:
Boasting a presence in 166 countries, the UNDP moves money, personnel and equipment across borders around the globe with minimal independent oversight. [emphasis added]
After all the work Iran has done moving money and arms to terrorist groups Hamas and Hizbollah, can you honestly name any other country more qualified?
Crossposted on Soccer Dad