The PJ Tatler

North Korea No Longer Heads UN Nuke Watchdog. That Job Now Goes To...Cuba.

Did someone secretly swap reality with what the Onion writes as a parody of reality? There’s this little story about Maxine Waters apologizing to Castro (but the Tea Party can still “go to hell” since they’re the real enemy), and now this story about the UN’s nuclear watchdog swapping hands from Kim Jong-Il to the the world’s other rogue Communist family dynasty.

A top House lawmaker ridiculed the United Nations after Cuba assumed the rotating presidency of a nuclear arms control panel, replacing North Korea at the helm of the group.

Cuba succeeded North Korea on the 65-member U.N. Disarmament Conference in Geneva.

“It’s hard to fathom a more ludicrous image than Kim Jong Il passing the chair of the Conference on Disarmament to the Castro brothers, but that’s what passes for change at the U.N.,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

U.N. watchdogs were outraged when North Korea took the helm earlier this year despite its breaches of arms embargoes and threats to expand its own nuclear program.

Ros-Lehtinen expressed concern that Cuba would “exploit” its new position to “distract from the increasing threat of proliferation posed by its allies Iran, North Korea and Syria.” She called for new “membership and leadership standards” for U.N. organizations.

I’m sure that’s exactly what Cuba will do. For them, that plus the perception of credibility that comes with leading these worse than useless UN bodies is the point of membership.