View Full Version : Bill Clinton Wants to Run The U.N.!

Kev Smyth
10-22-2004, 01:19 AM
Oh, this is choice!! A perfect solution that makes everyone happy! Bill Clinton wants to head up the U.N. After taking the job, he can motivate the U.N. to finally follow through on those nasty terrorist states, taking care of a problem he should have handled 10 years ago. And GWB, re-elected, can put all the blame on the U.N. instead of taking unpopular unilateralist moves. ;)

Analysis: Clinton eyes U.N. post
By ROLAND FLAMINI, UPI Chief International Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has set his sights on becoming U.N. secretary-general. A Clinton insider and a senior U.N. source have told United Press International the 56-year-old former president would like to be named leader of the world body when Kofi Annan's term ends early in 2006.

"He definitely wants to do it," the Clinton insider said this week.

A Clinton candidacy is likely to receive overwhelming support from U.N. member states, particularly the Third World. Diplomats in Washington say Clinton would galvanize the United Nations and give an enormous boost to its prestige. But the former president's hopes hang on a crucial question that will not be addressed until after the presidential elections: can he get the support of the U.S. government -- a prerequisite for nomination?

The political wisdom is that a second George W. Bush presidency would cut him off at the pass. The notion of Clinton looming large in the international arena from "the glass tower" in New York would be intolerable to the Bush White House. If Democratic candidate, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., wins on Nov. 2 the prospect of Clinton as secretary-general won't exactly be welcome either, but Kerry would find it much harder -- if not impossible -- to go against it.

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Kev Smyth
10-22-2004, 01:24 AM
So where are the Clinton's priorities? Given the above logic, should they hope Kerry wins- so Bill can get the UN post, even if it makes it harder for Hillary in '08? Or should they hope Bush wins to help Hillary at the expense of making bill's confirmation more difficult? Choices, choices. ;)

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Kev Smyth
10-22-2004, 11:28 AM
Don't tell John, but Bill and I are gonna have a few beers and discuss his future..


km gresham
10-22-2004, 11:31 AM
Oh, goody! Keeps him away from hillary, too. Sounds like the perfect job for bill!