I’ve been having a hard time working up the energy to post. Part of it is that raising two energetic Samoyed puppies is absorbing what energy I have; another reason is that I don’t find a great deal of what’s been going on over the last week (or what’s been said about them) interesting enough to weigh in on. Osama bin Laden? He doesn’t matter. Neither does Hugo Chavez or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
I do have one small thing to say about those two: they weren’t talking to us. They were talking to the leaders and citizens of the countries known as the Nonaligned Movement which, since it originally began as a group of countries presumably not aligned with either the United States or the Soviet Union, might be better considered now as the “Movement of Countries Aligned Against Us”.
I’m sure that their words had great resonance within many of those countries. I’m also sure that Andorra and Sierra Leone would like veto-wielding seats on the United Nations Security Council as would the other countries in the General Assembly. They aren’t getting them.
I guess that’s what comes of holding on to an alliance of sixty years ago. But I’ve written about that before.