Let’s return to the serious issues later and for the moment focus on the UN and the Middle East.
Foreign Minister McCully is a whisker away from securing peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. He sees the glass as half full and he’s come with a big bottle of milk – though this should probably be purchased somewhere cheaper than New Zealand.
From there it’s just a question of getting the two sides in the same room and round the same table.
Hard to see how this strategy could fail to bring peace to the region by the end of July but to be on the safe side it’s probably best he takes along some lamingtons and stick them – bang- on the middle of the table.
Build those lamingtons into a wall between the delegations and watch them ravenously eat that wall away until there is no longer a wall – just a glass half full of peace-loving milk.