Friday, October 17, 2008

Austria, er, Australia

The new nonpermanent members of the UN Security Council were elected today. The five new members include Austria, which edged Iceland for the second European slot available. (Turkey got the other.) Austria got 133 votes, Iceland 87. Australia, despite not being in Europe and not campaigning for Council membership, got 1 vote. Yes, this means that one UN member state's delegate does not know the difference between Austria and Australia.

I just hope it's not the United States.

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