I have another view. We still hold a permanent seat and can veto any stupidity. What we need to do is significantly reduce our funding of the UN and make others step up and pay their fair share. Believe me, the enthusiasm for the UN will be greatly reduced by other countries if they actually had to pay for it. And of course, we need to go our own way when it is in our best interests or those of our allies. The UN has no say in where we put our embassey in any country. It is up to us and the host country.