Monday, December 22, 2008

Dept of Irony

Listening to French Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert say, while the Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that "we welcome the speech by the Foreign Minister of Belgium, and note his commitment to peace in the DRC," one really cannot help but feel that all Council members should be required to read The Poisonwood Bible, or any kind of colonial history, before using the words "Belgium," "commitment to peace," and "DRC" in the same sentence.

Also, British Ambassador John Sawers referring to "President Oh-BASS-ahn-jo" was another highlight of today's meeting.

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