A little wit from David Bosco on what possible ‘training’ for new Security Council members might include:
Still, with all that said, it’s hard not to smile at some of the wisdom that current Council members could offer their new colleagues. Some possible offerings:
–A session by India on how to blow your chances at a permanent Security Council seat in the space of a year.
–U.S. ambassador Susan Rice could speak on how to lecture the Security Council on responsibility without being at all certain that Congress will appropriate America’s annual UN dues. Alternatively, she could offer a seminar on how to find authorization for regime change in a resolution on protecting civilians.
–China’s ambassador could expertly lead a session on appearing powerful while abstaining repeatedly.
–Bosnia’s ambassador could expound on how to manage conflicting voting instructions from three different presidents.
–Last but not least, as Brazil prepares to depart the Council, it seems only appropriate that China, Russia, India, and South Africa should reveal once and for all the location of the secret BRICS clubhouse, where their strategy for protecting beleagured dictators is refined.