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Kofi Anna's office decided to deliver one last broadside to the Bush administration before skulking out of office after running the most corrupt Secretariat ever. The UN spokesperson released several tidbits from press coverage of the midterm elections, celebrating the end of Republican dominance in an election that had little to do with the UN:
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) ...
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)
One has to wonder why the UN would take such an interest in our midterm elections. The only direct impact this will have on our UN policy is that John Bolton will be unlikely to get confirmed in the new session. The GOP has a few weeks to attempt to squeeze him through the Senate while Republicans still control it, but if they cannot, then Bush will have to use another recess appointment to keep Bolton at Turtle Bay. What possible difference could it make to the UN if Rumsfeld stays or goes? Bush sets foreign policy, not Rumsfeld.
Otherwise, our Congressional elections really do not concern the UN -- except, of course, as a means to celebrate the defeat of Republicans at the polls. That exposes the UN, or at least the Annan clique, as a bunch of unseemly meddlers. This comes as no surprise, of course, but they appear to be unconcerned now about being so open with their kibbitzing.Sphere It View blog reactions
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