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POWELL TO U.N.: BUTT OUT
New York Post ^ | 3/27/03 | DEBORAH ORIN

Posted on 03/27/2003 2:21:35 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:12:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

March 27, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday vowed that America wonít turn over control of Iraq to the United Nations - and a French veto - after Saddam Hussein is ousted.

"We didnít take on this huge burden with our coalition partners not to be able to have a significant dominating control over how it unfolds in the future," Powell told a House subcommittee.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: postwariraq; powell; un
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1 posted on 03/27/2003 2:21:35 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Woo hoo! Take that Chiraq, Schroloser and Puke!!!
2 posted on 03/27/2003 2:24:14 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: kattracks
France is now as irrelavent as the obsolete u.n.!
3 posted on 03/27/2003 2:26:55 AM PST by Highest Authority
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To: goldstategop
I guess the humiliation that the UN gave to Powell woke him up out of his global slumber. Bout time!
4 posted on 03/27/2003 2:28:54 AM PST by Claire Voyant ((visualize whirled peas))
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To: kattracks
YES!

(gosh, i hope this is true)

5 posted on 03/27/2003 2:29:36 AM PST by hotpotato (TX native stuck in CA)
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To: Claire Voyant
I dunno.... it's worked out pretty good, I think. Maybe France did us a favor afterall. Now the whole process won't be bogged down in UN nonsense.

Thank you for your veto threats, Chirac. :-p
6 posted on 03/27/2003 2:31:30 AM PST by hotpotato (TX native stuck in CA)
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To: Highest Authority
Thank you Sec. Powell. We must get out of the UN and the UN as far away from this country as possible. France, Germany, Russia, China, et. al. will make great homes. Hearing Anan's remarks of the past two days, especially yesterday, honoring their borders et . has me more furious than I had thought possible at an "institution". We have got to get away from this pack of spies, welfare dependent bureaucracy, and America haters NOW!...damn...i feel better
7 posted on 03/27/2003 2:34:25 AM PST by mc10
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To: kattracks
*Bump* for Powell !
8 posted on 03/27/2003 2:38:47 AM PST by ex-Texan (primates capitulards toujours en quete de fromage!)
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To: kattracks
OUR BLOOD.

OUR TREASURE.

OUR RULES.

9 posted on 03/27/2003 2:42:36 AM PST by BushMeister
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To: kattracks; RnMomof7
Powell’s tough talk signaled that the Bush administration is ready to take a hard line with the United Nations after it failed to get tough with Saddam or enforce 17 resolutions demanding he disarm.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who last night began a quickie summit with President Bush at Camp David, also signaled that he doesn’t foresee any quick turnover of Iraq to any kind of U.N. administration.


This is what I wanted to hear. The U.N. has to be excluded. France and Germany and Russia have to be excluded and their former contracts and debts voided by the new Iraqi government. And Turkey gets no seat at the table either. They've all forfeited our goodwill in this matter. We may patch things up with them later but they cannot be allowed to prosper from their attempt to harm us and our real allies.
10 posted on 03/27/2003 2:59:29 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: kattracks
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.


BUMP

11 posted on 03/27/2003 3:01:09 AM PST by tm22721 (May the UN rest in peace)
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To: hotpotato
I agree..It is always good to know who our friends are. Regarding President Bush..I could not stop blowing kisses at my television yesterday when he was giving that speech in FL. What he is and who he is shows on that sweet face and in the sweet face of our lovely First Lady. I learned in nursing school to pay close attention to body language and, in my opinion, President Bush's body language oozes with honesty, courage and determination. He knows the meaning of "is" and he will never keep that meaning from us. Today I will fast and pray for our troops..Those kids are growing up fast over there and they will come back to us strong and experienced in the realities of fallen human nature. Some will become important national leaders. From what I have seen, we can be very proud of this generation. They may end up being as great as their Grandfathers or in some cases Great-Grandfathers. I want all of them to have medals of honor. And, Tony Blair..Well, there is another heart throb..Bush and Blair..LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD!!!!
12 posted on 03/27/2003 3:04:01 AM PST by jazzlite
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To: kattracks
Sec'y Powell is an incredible American!
13 posted on 03/27/2003 3:09:13 AM PST by WaterDragon (Playing possum doesn't work against nukes.)
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To: kattracks
The UN MUST face the facts. It ain't gonna happen. Could be the end of the UN has started.
14 posted on 03/27/2003 3:17:03 AM PST by gulfcoast6 (FREEDOM is such a powerful word, our troops are taking it to a lot of folks today.)
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To: kattracks
I can just see Jaqueass and Koffi wringing thier hands!!
15 posted on 03/27/2003 3:39:59 AM PST by mylife
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To: kattracks
its a two edged sword though -

1) UN gets gobsmacked and shut out for being not relevant any more - hurray

2) UN responds by becoming an aggressive in your face, take no prisoners "obey us or we will be a "preventive" invading force in the future - bad thing

Suggestion to Powell - cut UN funding, send the cash to fund the war and allow a major tax cut for America to restart the economy.

You can leave the UN in NY, just make sure we have properly "bugged" every office.

16 posted on 03/27/2003 3:44:55 AM PST by artios
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To: George W. Bush
This is what I wanted to hear

Me too.

The UN is a principal lever of power for France. Our adversaries must experience that they will pay a price when they oppose American interests, especially in an underhanded manner. Marginalize the UN and you marginalize France. We have already made an end run around France in NATO, another lever of power for france. France has isolated itself, albiet with Belgium and Germany, in the EU, so another lever of power is weakened.

If one considers France to be just the most notorious of our wayward allies, one understands how the UN has become a snare and trap. Unfortunately, public opinion in America, while perhaps taken aback and confused about our rebuff in the Security Council, still supports the UN as a valuable and needed international institution. Most people are not Freepers and have lives almost exclusively apart from politics and so do not concern themselves with these issues. Equally, if you suggested to them that our highly respected institutions like the National Council of Churches, the American Bar Association, the National Education Association, our labor unions, and the Ford Foundation are aggresively hostile to their values, they would regard you as a kook.

I confess a begruging respect for the Left and for the way it has been able to infiltrate so many of our powerful and influential institutions. I wonder if someone can trace any part of this phenomenon to the Frankfrut School?

17 posted on 03/27/2003 3:54:15 AM PST by nathanbedford
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To: goldstategop
Maybe now we'll finally get rid of the UN. Let the French pay the bill -- let's get rid of Hussein and the UN in the same campaign -- that will be a great victory for freedom.
18 posted on 03/27/2003 3:56:10 AM PST by jrlc
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To: kattracks
Wow, Powell does have some balls, even if they are a bit on the small side.


MARK A SITY
http://www.logic101.net/
19 posted on 03/27/2003 3:59:23 AM PST by logic101.net (ALASKA FOR ALASKANS!)
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To: kattracks
Ok, sorry. Thought about my previous comment and regret it. He is a moderate, but he is a fighter when pushed enough; it just takes alot of pushing!


MARK A SITY
http://www.logic101.net/
20 posted on 03/27/2003 4:01:12 AM PST by logic101.net (ALASKA FOR ALASKANS!)
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To: kattracks
Chirac's plan last weekend was even more bizarre:

...the U.N. (e.g. France) would run the oil-for-food programs etc., but the U.S. and Brits alone would pick up the reconstruction tab for the "illegal war."

21 posted on 03/27/2003 4:04:15 AM PST by angkor
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To: George W. Bush
The U.N. has to be excluded. France and Germany and Russia have to be excluded

Agreed! I am reminded of a crime scene with tape surrounding it to keep people from corrupting any evidence that may be on premesis. Iraq is the crime scene and France, Germany, Russia and the U.N. are possible suspects. They NEED to be kept out!

22 posted on 03/27/2003 4:06:14 AM PST by peteram
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To: kattracks
the United Nations failed to live up to its responsibilities in confronting Saddam, meaning it’s more or less on probation now.

Huzzah!

23 posted on 03/27/2003 4:13:27 AM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: kattracks
Get US Out of the United Nations

In God We Trust…..Semper Fi


24 posted on 03/27/2003 4:23:56 AM PST by North Coast Conservative (just a patriot, seeking to keep America free)
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To: kattracks
Powell?s tough talk signaled that the Bush administration is ready to take a hard line with the United Nations after it failed to get tough with Saddam or enforce 17 resolutions demanding he disarm.

A stronger message to the UN could not be sent. It raises the bar for compliance on N. Korea, and terrorism, and lays out the consequences for abbrogation.

25 posted on 03/27/2003 4:25:35 AM PST by Starwind
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To: goldstategop
I certainly hope we keep our resolve. My [limited] understanding is that going towards the UN at all is for Blair's sake. That didn't work out none too well last time. We should not compound the problem this time by allowing petticoated Chirac and the other "nancies" the opportunity to harp and carp.

We should "little red hen" this next phase: The UN wouldn't help plant, grow, harvest or grind this wheat; they can't have any of the bread.

26 posted on 03/27/2003 4:32:28 AM PST by Adder
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To: kattracks
"We would not support . . . essentially handing everything over to the U.N. for someone designated by the U.N. to suddenly become in charge of the whole operation," Powell added.

He's not saying that there is no role for the U.N. What he's saying is that we will not give carte blanche to the U.N. to put whomever they want in charge of reconstruction. In other words, don't think for a moment that France, Russia, and China are going to run this. But if the management is more acceptable to the U.S., we'll accept a U.N. role.

27 posted on 03/27/2003 4:35:07 AM PST by XJarhead
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To: kattracks
you're either with us, or you're against us

President Bush didn't draw a line in the sand, he drew a line on the globe.

Terrific President, Outstanding Administration

28 posted on 03/27/2003 4:43:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: gulfcoast6; XJarhead
Could be the end of the UN has started.

The end of the UN started a lot earlier with France's statement that they would veto any resolution that resulted in war.

In other words, don't think for a moment that France, Russia, and China are going to run this.

Note to Kofi Anan:

Dear Kofi:

Eat this!

29 posted on 03/27/2003 4:47:22 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: kattracks
Based on past experience, Powell is a globalist. His allegiance toward the ideal of nationhood is absent. He bows to the notion of an unelected world governing body.

His words to Congress are standard Situational Ethics 101 - tell 'em anything, if it accomplishes the purpose.

As daily practitioners of the big lie, Congress couldn't see the truth if it was stained into a blue dress.

I would sooner trust a rattlesnake than tust Powell.

30 posted on 03/27/2003 5:06:52 AM PST by Robert Drobot
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To: kattracks
I have long been under the pressure that control of Iraq was the UN's goal anyway. And that they would use American military resources, money and equipment to gain that. They would then badmouth the US and have control of all that oil to further their attempts at global world body domination.

Bill Clinton and other Commucrats will start to have a collective cow because of this.

31 posted on 03/27/2003 5:25:26 AM PST by grumple
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To: artios
Look for a proposal to move the UN to Iraq after the war!
32 posted on 03/27/2003 5:32:38 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: kattracks
Bush has often pulled on a military-style jacket when speaking to troops but this time, perhaps to reflect the solemnity that this is real wartime, the commander-in-chief wore a jacket and tie with a crisp white shirt.

Daschle: "This just serves to prove this administration's insensitivity to the painful issues of race confronting this country, in light of the fact that Americans of all stripes are now risking their lives in the field of battle. Extremely disappointing."

33 posted on 03/27/2003 5:39:51 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: kattracks; sweetliberty; TheBattman; wirestripper
Oh gee, now I'm getting scared. What if the UN decides to invade the U.S. and force us to do their bidding?

I can just see hoards of troops with blue berrettes marching down our main streets, forcing us to surrender and bow to their will!

Gosh, maybe I should hide under my bed.

34 posted on 03/27/2003 5:48:20 AM PST by Budge (God Bless FReepers!)
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To: kattracks
"The commander-in-chief was greeted rock-star style with cheers, whoops and whistles by troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where Central Command - which is running the war - is based."

His welcome was awesome and genuine - could not help compare their enthusiasm to that which usually greeted Clinton. . .

God Bless our Military!

. . .and thank God, GW and Colin Powell, we are 'stuffing the UN' just as they deserve to be 'stuffed'.

35 posted on 03/27/2003 6:17:32 AM PST by cricket
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To: kattracks
Not many people have ever overplayed their hand to the extent that ChIraq did. He went waaaaay out on a limb and couldn't stop it from breaking off. His insufferable ego and arrogance led him to where he is now, and he has absolutely no one to blame but himself. Pride does indeed come before a fall.
36 posted on 03/27/2003 6:22:01 AM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: artios
2) UN responds by becoming an aggressive in your face, take no prisoners "obey us or we will be a "preventive" invading force in the future - bad thing

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Really? Oh ho ho ho ha ahahahahahahahahahaha

Dude, stop. You're killing me! LMAO
What are they going to send, the Fifth Column of the Peoples Repubic of Outer Turdistan? Perhaps they can get the French to train them in the proper warfare tactics of Surrender so no one has to get hurt in any confict.

37 posted on 03/27/2003 6:28:26 AM PST by Area51
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To: Area51; artios
2) UN responds by becoming an aggressive in your face, take no prisoners "obey us or we will be a "preventive" invading force in the future - bad thing

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Really? Oh ho ho ho ha ahahahahahahahahahaha

Dude, stop. You're killing me! LMAO
What are they going to send, the Fifth Column of the Peoples Repubic of Outer Turdistan? Perhaps they can get the French to train them in the proper warfare tactics of Surrender so no one has to get hurt in any confict.


This was way funnier than my, "No, we have a veto too."
38 posted on 03/27/2003 6:56:14 AM PST by blanknoone
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To: kattracks
Way to go Colin...
39 posted on 03/27/2003 2:29:03 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: kattracks
Has the globalist socialist Powell turned over a new leaf? We shall see. It was a BIG MISTAKE in the first place to take this to the United Nothing. Wasn't that Powell's idea?? What it did was put our troops in more danger by giving Sodom more time to arm himself and set traps for our precious American warriors. It's a little late now Colin - the damage is done.
40 posted on 03/27/2003 2:35:37 PM PST by exmarine
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To: Budge
This is great news. Sounds like Sec. Powell and Tony Blair just flipped the UN the diplomatic bird.
41 posted on 03/27/2003 3:45:14 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: kattracks
Three cheers for Powell. How that great, impotent body (the U.N.) thinks it could mastermind the reconstruction of Iraq is beyond me.
42 posted on 03/27/2003 3:54:03 PM PST by luvtheconstitution
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To: luvtheconstitution
Powell has put the UN on 'double-probation'!!
BAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!
43 posted on 03/27/2003 4:11:48 PM PST by JimFreedom (My patience is growing thin)
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To: kattracks
Big Bump! I guess all the calls and mail and email worked.

Now I would love to hear this from the President!

The UN is dead as far as America is concerned!
44 posted on 03/27/2003 4:15:18 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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45 posted on 03/27/2003 4:21:37 PM PST by geedee
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To: exmarine
France's pretty boy promised Powell that it would be a strong backer when they passed 1441. They shafted him. He's not about to give deVillopannne another chance!
46 posted on 03/27/2003 4:27:15 PM PST by meema
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To: TLBSHOW; deport
I guess all the calls and mail and email worked.

Are you now claiming this as one of your "victories?"

BTW, this article has been up almost 15 hours. All the while, you were spamming the forum, trashing Powell and Blair and Bush.

Duh. Again.

47 posted on 03/27/2003 4:36:12 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
LOL...... he's getting results on one front and Larry Klaymer is attacking on another..... Beware .... beware
48 posted on 03/27/2003 4:44:26 PM PST by deport (Beware of idiots bearing gifts.........)
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To: deport
I don't guess we're going to get an answer; he's off on his new mission from God:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/877546/posts?page=25#25
49 posted on 03/27/2003 4:55:25 PM PST by Howlin
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To: meema
Come on - it's no secret that Powell was a dove at that time, and a globalist first, American second. I have never trusted Powell and never will.
50 posted on 03/28/2003 8:00:11 AM PST by exmarine
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