Cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations

Obama: World Cop



By Bob Parks
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The media marvelled at Barack Obama’s world adoration tour during the campaign. It appears he’s now been given the keys as the world enforcer… at least for a month.

Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.

The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament – one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.

“The council has a very important role to play in preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons, and it’s the world’s principal body for dealing with global security cooperation,