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It's the usual blackmail - NYT today:
December 2, 2005
Blocking Reform at the U.N.

Muscular diplomacy is one thing. But John Bolton has been all muscle and no diplomacy as the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Now he's threatening to hold up its entire two-year operating budget unless his demands for major reforms are met almost immediately.

by ask on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 06:01:00 PM EST
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Do yuo have Kofi Annan's e-mail?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 06:24:31 PM EST
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The normal e-mail architecture in the Secretariat is lastname@un.org.
Don't know if it will work for Kofi.
by ask on Fri Dec 2nd, 2005 at 07:42:35 PM EST
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I've often wondered the same thing before, re: if other countries could increase their giving to the UN, so US has not so much influence. But, if the US is cut out, then I wonder if they would stay involved at all (though they are most flagrant in ignoring anything they don't like or agree with). An interesting problem...how to get a giant rogue country to cooperate?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Sat Dec 3rd, 2005 at 03:08:05 AM EST
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