Think of them as a geopolitical Traveling Wilburys. Why, they even have a band-like name. Mandela is Dylan, Kofi is George Harrison, Tutu is Tom Petty, and Jimmeh of course is Orbison. But who’s Jeff Lynne? Ace has a candidate. Hint: He digs Chilean sea bass.

Actually, there are 10 in all and they’ve already attended to the important business of setting up a snazzy website. Among the other six is Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and organizer of the infamous anti-“Zionist” UN Durban human rights conference in 2001 that concluded with a declaration finding, among other things:

We declare Israel as a racist, apartheid state in which Israels brand of apartheid as a crime against humanity has been characterized by separation and segregation, dispossession, restricted land access, denationalization, “bantustanization” and inhumane acts.

So she’ll be bringing her own special brand to this repository of Absolute Moral Authority, whose periodic diktats will be received warmly by the left not necessarily for their wisdom but as a benediction for whatever cause it is they’re weighing in on. Exit question: Is it cynical of me to expect, in their problem-solving travels, we’ll find most problems are attributable to Israel and melting glaciers?

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