This last week, my humble town of Chicago, Illinois was in the miracle-generating crosshairs of The Almighty himself. I am not entirely sure if it is a sign that my metropolitan-area neighbors had done good or evil, but nonetheless, we were blessed with a salt stain, in the apparent image of The Virgin Mary herself, on the wall of an expressway underpass. People are flocking to it, camping out, buying it flowers, you name it. Its become easy fodder for talk radio humor, late night television, all as one would expect.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Bolton's Nightmare)
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If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldnt make a bit of difference.' Four years later, he attacked the international body again, saying, many Republicans in Congress - and perhaps a majority - not only do not care about losing the General Assembly vote but actually see it as a make my day outcome. Indeed, once the vote is lost, and the adverse consequences predicted by the U.N.s supporters begin to occur, this will simply provide further evidence to many why nothing more should be paid to the U.N. system.
Jesse Helms biggest fear? Bill Clinton running the United Nations click here
Annan Disciplines Iraq Oil-For-Food Chief
By EDITH M. LEDERER, AP
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Kofi Annan ordered disciplinary action against the head of the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq on Thursday, after a report sharply criticized Benon Sevan for "undermining the integrity" of the United Nations through a "grave conflict of interest." The investigation report said Sevan solicited oil allocations from Saddam Hussein's regime on behalf of a trading company between 1998 and 2001, and it raised concerns he may have received kickbacks for the help.
More info on Norm's teeth here
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday named John Negroponte, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations ) and currently the administration's top representative in Iraq to be America's first national intelligence director. It's a sudden job change for Negroponte, a career diplomat. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has been serving as U.S. ambassador in Baghdad since June.
More on Negroponte from Think Progress
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. refugee chief Ruud Lubbers told Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday he was resigning because of a lack of confidence in him over sexual harassment charges.
Lubbers' letter of resignation as U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees was sent to Annan on Sunday, a spokesman said
by Eric Alterman
In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Volcker said that the internal audits "don't prove anything," but do show how the United Nations was urged to tighten up its supervision of the program." There's no flaming red flags in the stuff," he said. The audits show, however, that United Nations officials repeatedly warned Mr. Sevan's office about its poor supervision of its own personnel and its major contractors. One Congressional investigator who has examined about two-thirds of the documents said it was clear that Mr. Sevan's office failed to supervise the program's inspectors. "They did not do their job," he said.The rest is here. read on
Could we even imagine a more moronic media than the one we have?
This Is What Happens If You Forget About Poland!
The Poor Man alerts us...In a surprise announcement, Poland said Monday that it would withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of 2005, leaving the U.S.-led multinational forces the task of finding replacements to fill a crucial security role in south-central Iraq.
Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Poland's defense minister, said in an interview with the daily Gazeta Wyborcza that the withdrawal of the 2,500 troops should coincide "with the expiry of United Nations Resolution 1546 of the Security Council." Once the troops are withdrawn, South Korea will be the third-largest contributor of soldiers to Iraq.
In his memoirs, A World Transformed, written more than five years ago, George Bush, Sr. wrote the following to explain why he didn't go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War:
"Trying to eliminate Saddam .. would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible ... We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq ...there was no viable "exit strategy" we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."