Obama to run UN security council

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    Obama to seal US-UN relationship
    By Harvey Morris at the United Nations
    Published: September 8 2009 19:59 | Last updated: September 8 2009 19:59
    Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.

    The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament – one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.

    FT.com / US & Canada - Obama to seal US-UN relationship
     
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    This will be his big chance to throw the USA under the bis.
     
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    Correction as I wanted to look it up: Seems we only pay 22% of the UN's current budget (still plenty) and 26% of the peacekeeping operations.

    On another note, I do wish to see what he does with being the Chair of the Security Council.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    funny, i thought being POTUS was a full time gig.
     
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    Considering the amount of vacation days the last couple Presidents have taken, I suppose not.

    President Bush for example spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at his Texas Ranch in 8 years. I wish I could get that many vacation days and still get paid $400,000 a year.

    Edit: For those of you too lazy to count, that's over a third of his two terms spent in those two places.
     
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    Knowing Obama's penchant for throwing things under buses I don't think we outta get really excited about his UN gig.
     
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    Wouldn't this be considered a conflict of interest?
     
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    Technically anyone running the Security Council has a conflict of interest. I mean wouldn't you want to see your country succeed or be better? Who wants to see their country lose power or become lesser?
     
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    Do you really think the President takes even one day of vacation to himself?
     

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