Well, isn’t it just wonderful that the widley respected British medical journal The Lancet is suggesting we get the United Nations involved in the “worldwide obesity epidemic.”


The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle writes:



One of the Lancet series’ lead experts, Harvard public health professor Steven Gortmaker, argues that taxing sugar-sweetened beverages and “unhealthy food and drink,” along with new government-imposed restrictions on food and beverage advertising to children, would curb obesity.



In addition to national governments worldwide implementing new nutrition policies, Gortmaker wants the United Nations to address obesity at its upcoming September meeting on non-communicable diseases in New York City.


“The UN meeting provides a key opportunity to strengthen international leadership from the UN and its agencies, and to stimulate other agencies and states to begin to seriously address the continuing global epidemic of obesity,” Gortmaker wrote. “Beyond that meeting, the test will be how well Member States match their declarations with supportive funding and policies to support global actions.”


Yeah!  That’s the solution!  Get the United Nations involved. Because their record on problem solving is so great.  


I mean, look what they’ve done in the Middle East.  Consider their deafening silence in Africa and on China’s one-child policy. How about the U.N. refusing to shelter North Korean refugees and their charming habit of returning these desperate refugees to North Korea where they’re summarily butchered. 


And of course, who can forget that fun episode last year when the U.N elected Iran to sit on its Commission on the Status of Women.  Oh, and that really sweet moment a couple of years ago when the U.N. appointed murdering Lybian Dictator Muammar Qadhafi’s daughter as a goodwill ambassador to build a school (named for her Dad) in the Gaza Strip. 


Yeah, those are some good memories. 


I can’t wait for them to be in charge of my daily calorie count.  Oliver Twist’s “Please, sir, I want some more” keeps ringing in my ears….