U.N. Celebrates Republican Loss?

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November 08, 2006
U.N. Celebrates Republican Loss?
From the desk of Kofi Annan's spokesman:


From: Stephane Dujarric
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 8:59 AM
Subject: Spokesman's Morning Headlines -- Wednesday

SPOKESMAN'S MORNING HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2006 ...

US-ELECTIONS: Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives and defeated at least four Republican senators yesterday, riding a wave of voter discontent with President Bush and the war in Iraq. But the fate of the Senate remained in doubt this morning, as races for Republican-held seats in Montana and Virginia remained too close to call as Election Day turned into the day after. (NYT online) Virginia is facing a likely recount. (BBC)

Democratic gains in Congress were seen around the world Wednesday as a rejection of the U.S. war in Iraq that led some observers to expect a reassessment of the American course there. The shift in power also was seen as a signal in some capitals that the United States would put a greater emphasis on trade policy and human rights. (AP) ...

Apart from controlling the purse strings, it is unlikely, given the nature of the U.S. presidential system, that a Democratic majority in Congress would influence the direction of the current administration's foreign policy in the last two years of its tenure. (Washington Times)

Everything is different now for President Bush. The era of one-party Republican rule in Washington ended with a crash in yesterday's midterm elections, putting a proudly unyielding president on notice that the voters want change, especially on the war in Iraq. (NYT analysis)

Whatever this election accomplished, it did nothing to end the rancor and distrust that define current American politics. Yet, as the campaign went on (and on) there was one issue on which people from both parties appeared to be finding common ground: Donald Rumsfeld has to go. (NYT ed)
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Why is the U.N. commenting on member state elections? We're told that this isn't normally done. So why is the Republican loss worthy? It's almost celebratory. Does the U.N. think they'll get more support now?

And look who the U.N. quotes. Largely leftwing press. AP, BBC, NYT ... And the one editorial they quote? The New York Times. Go figure. (Why anyway is an editorial worth including? It's certainly not "morning headlines" it's "morning opinion.")

And that's how American taxpayer dollars are used at the United Nations.
http://www.shinesforall.com/archives/2006/11/un_celebrates_r.html
 

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It's not going unnoticed:

http://claudiarosett.pajamasmedia.com/2006/11/10/bolton_and_the_un_lobby.php

Bolton, Chafee and the UN Hat

The UN is not supposed to meddle in the domestic politics of member states. So what are we to make of the profile posted on the web site of Ted Turner’s UN Foundation, in which a senior policy staffer of the UN Development Program, Neal Walker, last year described his approach to Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Lincoln Chafee, when John Bolton was first up for confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the UN:

“I have written to Jack Reed at one point on this, and have spoken with the office of Lincoln Chaffee more recently regarding concerns over the nominee to head the US delegation to the UN.” (The nominee was Bolton).

Sen. Chafee just lost his seat, but as the clock runs out on this congress, he remains the pivotal Republican opposed to Bolton’s confirmation. To be fair, it’s quite likely that any chat the UNDP’s Neal Walker had with Chafee last year has played no significant part in Chafee’s opposition to Bolton. It’s also reasonable to assume that Walker, whose web page says he hails from Rhode Island, was entirely within his rights in his private capacity as a U.S. citizen to express to his senators what was apparently his objection to Bolton becoming ambassador to the UN.

But when Walker’s views “as an American” are posted by the UN Foundation under a description of Walker as a UNDP staffer who has spent years at the UN, what’s going on? It’s the job of those wearing the hats of UN staffers to serve the member states, not advise them on choosing their ambassadors. Would Kofi Annan and his deputy, Mark Malloch Brown (who as the UN’s #2 has done plenty of his own opining about U.S. domestic politics), care to tell us whether anyone else carrying a UN calling card has been making the rounds of U.S. senators to offer opinions on Bolton’s confirmation?

November 08, 2006
U.N. Celebrates Republican Loss?
From the desk of Kofi Annan's spokesman:


From: Stephane Dujarric
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 8:59 AM
Subject: Spokesman's Morning Headlines -- Wednesday

SPOKESMAN'S MORNING HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2006 ...

US-ELECTIONS: Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives and defeated at least four Republican senators yesterday, riding a wave of voter discontent with President Bush and the war in Iraq. But the fate of the Senate remained in doubt this morning, as races for Republican-held seats in Montana and Virginia remained too close to call as Election Day turned into the day after. (NYT online) Virginia is facing a likely recount. (BBC)

Democratic gains in Congress were seen around the world Wednesday as a rejection of the U.S. war in Iraq that led some observers to expect a reassessment of the American course there. The shift in power also was seen as a signal in some capitals that the United States would put a greater emphasis on trade policy and human rights. (AP) ...

Apart from controlling the purse strings, it is unlikely, given the nature of the U.S. presidential system, that a Democratic majority in Congress would influence the direction of the current administration's foreign policy in the last two years of its tenure. (Washington Times)

Everything is different now for President Bush. The era of one-party Republican rule in Washington ended with a crash in yesterday's midterm elections, putting a proudly unyielding president on notice that the voters want change, especially on the war in Iraq. (NYT analysis)

Whatever this election accomplished, it did nothing to end the rancor and distrust that define current American politics. Yet, as the campaign went on (and on) there was one issue on which people from both parties appeared to be finding common ground: Donald Rumsfeld has to go. (NYT ed)
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Why is the U.N. commenting on member state elections? We're told that this isn't normally done. So why is the Republican loss worthy? It's almost celebratory. Does the U.N. think they'll get more support now?

And look who the U.N. quotes. Largely leftwing press. AP, BBC, NYT ... And the one editorial they quote? The New York Times. Go figure. (Why anyway is an editorial worth including? It's certainly not "morning headlines" it's "morning opinion.")

And that's how American taxpayer dollars are used at the United Nations.
http://www.shinesforall.com/archives/2006/11/un_celebrates_r.html
 

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Well this interference is exactly why they shouldnt be allowed to say anything.
 

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Well this interference is exactly why they shouldnt be allowed to say anything.
Actually, this interference is just one more reason we should be out of UN. Notice they had nothing similar to say after Venezula's or Mexico's elections? Not to mention the vote for Hamas.
 

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Actually, this interference is just one more reason we should be out of UN. Notice they had nothing similar to say after Venezula's or Mexico's elections? Not to mention the vote for Hamas.
No surprise, really. For us, the UN literally = The Enemy Within.

The election has served to embolden the liberals of the entire world to speak even more openly about their true agenda, as witnessed by today's Al qaeda tape vowing to bomb the White House. I've long known that, true or not, they perceive a Democratic Congress and White house as a good turn of events for them. Watering down Bush's power was a cause for their celebration, no doubt.

God help us in the next few years.
 

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All I can say is please see my signature with the quote from Henry Cabot Lodge. This was written in response to the League of Nations wanting the US to join

The man was an eloquent speaker and statesman that was way ahead of his time. We deffinitely need a man like him today....

Henry Lodge:rock: :rock: :rock:
 

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