Rand Simberg has a wonderful online Global Test
available for world leaders, diplomats and UN Members:
bq. Welcome, World Leader. We understand that you'd like to undertake some type of foreign policy action. In the past, this would have involved a great deal of debate and diplomatic activity (not to mention bribery) in Paris, Brussels, and on the west bank of the East River. In the interest of streamlined world government, we've developed this simple test, which should take no more than a few minutes to fill out, to get you quickly on to your next foreign adventure, should it meet all reasonable criteria for peace and international justice.
bq. The test may be taken as many times as desired, as long as the billion-dollar test fee is paid each time (proceeds are split evenly between the office of the UN Director General, and the French government, to compensate them for the trouble and expense of designing the test). You will be billed upon test completion. Payment may be made via cash (dollars, please, in unmarked bills), credit card, Paypal, or under-the-counter arms contracts.
bq. If you'd like to continue with the test, please begin below by selecting the language in which you'd like to take it.
Hat tip to Ian at the Inoperable Terran
for the link.
Here is Cox and Forkum's take
on the Global Test:
Their website fills in a bit of the back-story behind this concern:
bq. In the last night's presidential debate, Senator Kerry criticized President Bush's decision to invade Iraq for not passing a "global test." Kerry stressed the need for more international assistance...
Posted by DaveH at October 2, 2004 6:49 PM