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U.N. Scrambles to Reclaim Role Amid Debate on Rebuilding Iraq
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2003 | JESS BRAVIN, NEIL KING JR. and BRANDON MITCHENER

Posted on 04/22/2003 6:13:02 AM PDT by TroutStalker

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:48:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

As the struggle over administering Iraq moves onto center stage Tuesday at the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is engaged in a broader fight to reclaim the U.N.'s leading role in world diplomacy.

The U.N.'s Security Council appears as deeply split as it was over the war itself, the U.N. staff is demoralized and the organization is being sidelined from the new Iraq that the Bush administration is rapidly pushing to build. "For Annan, you can't overestimate the deep pain he feels," says one U.N. insider. "His whole world is spinning out of control."


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraqifreedom; postwariraq; un
"For Annan, you can't overestimate the deep pain he feels," says one U.N. insider. "His whole world is spinning out of control."

Poor Goofi, I feel his pain. Not.

1 posted on 04/22/2003 6:13:03 AM PDT by TroutStalker
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To: TroutStalker
If anything, Kofi needs to be held accountable for the misappropriation and mishandling of the oil for food funds.
2 posted on 04/22/2003 6:18:24 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: freeperfromnj
Kofi's pain means nothing to me. I wonder how many Iraqis died while he and his minions fooled around. I remember that scientist who met with the inspectors and had his head cut off after. Kofi and his pain disgust me.
3 posted on 04/22/2003 6:20:50 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: TroutStalker
I heard on the radio the other day that Kofi Annan was the UN official in charge of the "peacekeeping" mission to Rwanda years ago. The official who agreed to leave that country, thereby leading to the massacre of a "few" hundred thousand people. And he feels pain NOW? The only thing he is pained about is the that he just might be out of a cushy job and just MAY have to return to Ghana.
4 posted on 04/22/2003 6:23:49 AM PDT by ImpotentRage
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To: TroutStalker
The oil-for-food program expires May 12. All we have to do is veto it when they try to extend it in the Security Council. (Turn about is fair play.) Meanwhile, the U.N. isn't in the game. We have occupied the ball field, we have in our possession the ball, the bats, the bases and the score board. Kofi and company can opine til they're blue in the face, but WE HAVE CONTROL OF THE OILFIELDS. Does anyone doubt the Iraqis will get a better deal out of oil sales from U.S. supervision than they EVER got from the disgraceful and corrupt U.N. oversight of the sales? France and Russia can suck eggs with Kofi.
5 posted on 04/22/2003 6:29:11 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: TroutStalker
The guy's a lawyer...he has no intelligence.
6 posted on 04/22/2003 6:30:19 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: TroutStalker
The pain he feels now is nothing compared to the pain he will feel once we issue his arrest warrant on charges of crimes against humanity. With Saddam gone, Annan's prominence rises on the list of world leaders with a massive amount of blood on their hands.

I can't wait until he gets his due.
7 posted on 04/22/2003 6:31:55 AM PDT by thoughtomator (I predict hysteria at the UN)
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To: TroutStalker
I didn't even read this post and I have the appropriate answer.

The United nations is a corrupt, immoral terrorist supporting organization, Kofi is a corrupt person and intentionally turning his head. He is on the payroll of all the terrorist nations. Hans Blix is a fool and a disgrace. If a raid were to be performed in all the offices and homes of the diplomats the findings would be astounding. It's now time for the USA to WAKE UP!

GET THE UNITED STATES OUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND GET THE UNITED NATIONS OUT OF THE UNITED STATES

Start a new organization of the moral, anti-terrorist nations.

WAKE UP AMERICA THE UNITED NATIONS MUST GO FOR OUR OWN SAFETY.

I will vote for the first politician who runs on this platform.

8 posted on 04/22/2003 6:34:19 AM PDT by chachacha
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To: TroutStalker
WATCH FOR XLINTOON TO MAKE A MOVE TO BE NAMED HEAD OF THE U.N. !!!!! ( I have been saying this since 1995 )
9 posted on 04/22/2003 6:34:24 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: TroutStalker
"As one U.N. official put it, the organization's primary strategy for now is "to wait for the U.S. to come to its senses" and decide it doesn't want to reconstruct Iraq alone."

People are always waiting for us to come to our senses. After the Revolutionary War, Britain waited for America to come to its senses and rejoin the Empire. After the French Revolution the French waited for the Americans to come to their senses and join their war against England. Now I get the feeling that people are waiting for the next elections, thinking that Americans will come to their senses and elect a Democrat as President. For a people who think they know everything, foreign elitists just don't understand this culture. We will not seek UN aid in this.
10 posted on 04/22/2003 6:34:30 AM PDT by DeuceTraveler
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To: ImpotentRage
Kofi needs to 'fess up on the UN's Haiti fiasco of a decade ago. Someone also wrote yesterday that there are 2400 UN peacekeepers on the payroll in an African border dispute. They've been there for nearly 10 years.
11 posted on 04/22/2003 6:35:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: freeperfromnj
"If anything, Kofi needs to be held accountable for the misappropriation and mishandling of the oil for food funds."

You mean the 2% the UN skimmed to itself? This organization is a crock and should be disbanded.

12 posted on 04/22/2003 6:36:03 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Mr. K
He can't unless they change the rules. No citizen of a country w/ permanent security council status can be sec.general.
13 posted on 04/22/2003 6:38:31 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: jjm2111
This organization is a crock and should be disbanded.

Most definitely. I think a criminal investigation is also warranted.

14 posted on 04/22/2003 6:39:48 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: jjm2111
"His whole world is spinning out of control"

Hahahahahaaaaahahhahaaaa...

Kofi we feel your pain...
15 posted on 04/22/2003 6:41:38 AM PDT by observer5
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To: observer5
This club of dictators and murderers, called the UN, does nothing but "legitimize" these illigitimate dictators. Nothing more.
16 posted on 04/22/2003 6:43:25 AM PDT by observer5
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To: TroutStalker
It wasn't supposed to happen this way.

He must have forgotten he wasn't dealing with a Rat president with his pants around his ankles.

17 posted on 04/22/2003 6:44:07 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: TroutStalker
>> "His whole world is spinning out of control."

What Kofi didn't understand was that the UN only existed because of the money, the military force, and the effort put into it by the US. All the other contributions by all the other countries were small to minimal in comparison.

When the US, the prime sponser of the UN, was stabbed in the back too many times, it no longer was in the US interest to maintain the UN as a first line organisation. Combine that with a new US president who finally is dedicated to preserving the interests of the US, and the predictable result is the marginalization of the UN.

Wahoo. This is good.
18 posted on 04/22/2003 6:49:47 AM PDT by sd-joe
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To: 3AngelaD
The oil-for-food program expires May 12. All we have to do is veto it when they try to extend it in the Security Council. (Turn about is fair play.) Meanwhile, the U.N. isn't in the game. We have occupied the ball field, we have in our possession the ball, the bats, the bases and the score board. Kofi and company can opine til they're blue in the face, but WE HAVE CONTROL OF THE OILFIELDS. Does anyone doubt the Iraqis will get a better deal out of oil sales from U.S. supervision than they EVER got from the disgraceful and corrupt U.N. oversight of the sales? France and Russia can suck eggs with Kofi.


Bears repeating - verbatim. Bump.
19 posted on 04/22/2003 6:53:03 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Support Our Troops!)
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To: TroutStalker
"His whole world is spinning out of control."

Koffi should resign and leave our shores ASAP before we nail him with a criminal indictment. He will forever have his name in the history books as the worthless corrupt slug who finally led the UN to its well deserved death.
20 posted on 04/22/2003 7:15:21 AM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: jjm2111
Since when does Xlintoon have to follow the rules that others follow?
21 posted on 04/22/2003 7:17:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: TroutStalker
Kofi's pain is directly related to the lost commission's on the food for oil deals.That fandango needs a major auditing and all trails of wire transfers and credits be investigated.
22 posted on 04/22/2003 7:18:03 AM PDT by habs4ever
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To: Mr. K
Touche
23 posted on 04/22/2003 7:33:22 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: TroutStalker
Alright! Where's the deeply saddened Daschle pic when you need it?
24 posted on 04/22/2003 7:44:07 AM PDT by Cosmo (Help pay for the war! Buy a palace time-share in Baghdad !)
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To: habs4ever
What in the world could Blix have to "report" to the CLOSED security council?
25 posted on 04/22/2003 7:48:35 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Mr. K
x42 will use his tried and true 'Blackmail Bush 41' method. Ever wonder why George Tenet is still Director of the CIA? Hence, we needed 'Homeland Security', because the CIA was acting in it's own best interest not the best interest of America! Shame on them, shame!
26 posted on 04/22/2003 8:15:13 AM PDT by STD
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To: Mr. K
WATCH FOR XLINTOON TO MAKE A MOVE TO BE NAMED HEAD OF THE U.N. !!!!! ( I have been saying this since 1995 )

As has been pointed out numerous times on this board, the Secretary-General of the UN cannot be from one of the 5 permanent Security Council members (US, Russia, China, Britain and France). So unless the US withdraws from the UN (Here's hoping!), or unless Clinton changes his citizenship to some other country (also not a bad idea, if he takes his wife with him), he will never be the head of the UN.

27 posted on 04/22/2003 8:57:41 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: CA Conservative
As also has been pointed out numerous times, Xlintoon doesn't have to obey the rules.
28 posted on 04/22/2003 9:24:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: TroutStalker
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29 posted on 04/22/2003 11:19:34 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: TroutStalker
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30 posted on 04/22/2003 12:04:45 PM PDT by lepton
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