THE BUSH/U.N./GODFATHER/GODZILLA CONNECTION, as found by Jonah Goldberg:
It is entirely possible that George W. Bush will go down in history as the savior of the United Nations, and as much as I dislike the U.N., I salute him for it. The brilliance of Bush’s speech, and of the maneuvering that led to it, is still sinking in around Washington. Somehow, Bush managed, once again, to do exactly what his critics wanted him to and defeat them entirely in the process. It’s sort of like a Godzilla movie where the little Japanese scientists scream “Over here! Come here!” and when Godzilla finally does exactly what they want him to do, he squishes them between his toes and keeps moving.
The “international community” banged their collective spoons on their U.N. highchairs, demanding that the United States work with and through them. Bush ignored their pleadings even as the din of their tantrums became near-deafening. Then, slowly, he turned to the U.N. and squished it.
Kofi Annan’s speech might as well have been the plaintive “Noooooooooooooo!” one hears right before Godzilla’s foot muffles it out of existence.
For the Godfather analogy, read the rest of Jonah’s essay.