Thursday, June 16, 2005

UN Celebration is a Low Priority

The New York Times reports that a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UN will only rate a low level attendee. Link.
Organizers of a celebration here to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations had expressed concern for weeks that the Bush administration would shun the event as a snub to the world body.

On Wednesday, organizers learned that big-name invitees - among them, President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - would not attend.

In their place, said Nancy L. Peterson, president of the United Nations Association of San Francisco, the administration indicated that it would send Ambassador Sichan Siv, the United States representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

If it were not for the Dem's filibuster, we would have a UN ambassador to sent to the event. Barring that, the administration made the right call. Unless John Bolton succeeds in bringing about major reform, the UN is worthless, and the administration should let them know that they are worthless.


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