September 12, 2004


Bush said to back Japan's U.N. bid (Japan Times, 9/12/04)

A senior White House official assured Japan on Friday that President George W. Bush supports its bid to become a permanent U.N. Security Council member, Senior Vice Foreign Minister Ichiro Aisawa said.

At a news conference concluding a four-day visit to the United States, Aisawa said Deputy National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told him earlier in the day that not only the State Department but the entire administration and Bush himself support the bid.

Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage voiced full support for Japan's pursuit of a permanent Security Council seat when he met with Aisawa on Thursday.

Long past time to punt France, a worthy second term goal.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 12, 2004 8:37 AM

"President George W. Bush supports Japan's bid to become a permanent U.N. Security Council member"

I think I just got pregnant. ;-)

Posted by: Susan at September 12, 2004 3:05 PM

Can they have our spot, and we can quit?

Posted by: brian at September 12, 2004 5:15 PM

The UN serves no purpose and should be closed and booted out of our nation. Then, the land can be used to build a decent stadium for the Jets and Mets.

This is not isolationism, it is sanity. There is no reason for Americans to have to waste time listening to Uganda, Weganda, Theyganda, Upper Volta, Outer Volta, Inner Volta, Lower Volta, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Papua New Guinea, Guinea Hen, Guinea Fowl, Guinea Goombah, etc. There is a need for real nations to get together from time to time. The G-8 makes sense, if we boot Canada and France, while admitting the PRC, India and Brazil.

Posted by: Bart at September 12, 2004 6:10 PM

Bart: Can't put the Stadium there, no subway lines. Great location for luxury condos tho.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at September 13, 2004 2:44 AM