Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Time For Change

During his trip to India, U.S. President Barack Obama publicly endorsed India's wish for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Now I know Obama did this because America needs access to India’s economy and influence but that doesn’t change one thing; he’s also right!

The U.N. Security Council currently has 5 permanent members; Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. All 5 got their seats after World War 2 which ended over 60 years ago. That’s a long time ago and with its economy, India has more right to be on the council than say, France or Britain. Hell, I think Brazil has more right to be on the council that France or Britain.

The 5 permanent members of the U.N. Security Council is no longer a fair reflection of the world powers. Obama might have said what he said in America’s self-interest, but he is also right. It is time to change the U.N. Security Council and countries like Brazil, Turkey and India deserved their permanent seats on it.

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