Annan Says World Agenda Needs Rebalancing

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    DAVOS, Switzerland - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites) said Friday it was time to "rebalance" the international agenda after the war in Iraq (news - web sites) to prevent the fight against terrorism from worsening global divisions.

    His warning at the World Economic Forum (news - web sites) preceded a call by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (news - web sites) for the "entirety of the world community" to help eliminate terrorism and establish freedom in Iraq.

    The aftermath of the war and dealing with the threat of terrorism has been a running theme this year at the annual gathering of global business and political leaders in this Alpine resort.

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    I think Kofi is trying to keep his organization from going extinct.
     
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    ...It's not unreasonable to seek a paradigm shift. The current one doesn't seem to be working very well.
     
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    it's worked fine for me for 4 decades and will continue to do so if the correct policies are enforced.
     
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    actually I think that Annans disfunctional org is already there, saddam and co exposed the UN for what it has become...an old Lion with no teeth...has a loud roar but no bite or real strenth.
     
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    The U.N. is a rapidly decaying organization which has a three purposes: to legitamize totalitarian deposts by making them the equals of democratically elected leaders, to enable former world powers in their twilight years (ie, France) a way to cling to the remants of their past glory, and to employee countless bureaucrats at signicantly above world market wages, enabling them to live in a manner far beyond that of their fellow countrymen.

    And we pay for it.
     
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    time to pull the plug and start over...yes, lets take our ball and go home
     
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    Well there's a concensus here, I concur: Pull US out of UN, better yet, pull UN out of US.

    Waiting for ACLU, Psycho, or Bam....
     
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    had to post....my # of postings was the sign of BP.... the moment has passed and I feel better now..... Kathianne, do you think the UN could stand by it self with out us propping them up??? I would give them 6 months maybe less..
     
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    Japan is cutting their % effective 1/05. Think we should do the same. After that, the UN is kaput.
     
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    at the very least, we can cut out the middle man and know for certain where and for what our foreign aid goes for.
     

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