From The Times of India:
Libya joins UN Security Council after leaving US terrorist list
UNITED NATIONS: Libya won a seat on the UN Security Council, just over a year after the US removed the north African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and without any opposition from US President George W Bush’s administration.
The closest race for a council seat was between Croatia and the Czech Republic.
Some diplomats said privately that the Czech Republic lost because of President Vaclav Klaus’ skeptical comments about global warming, which is a key issue for many UN members, especially small island states. In a statement last week, Klaus said he was “surprised” that former US Vice President Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize “because a link between his activities and the global peace is unclear and blurred.”
Davey Gam Esq. says
Has Colonel (General?) Gaddafi expressed any views on climate change? Political climate perhaps?