May 23, 2005


Annan Out, Bill Clinton In at U.N.? (NewsMax, 5/23/05)

"There's still more to come, there's still more to the story," a veteran U.S. diplomat told NewsMax regarding U.N. chief Kofi Annan's role in the ever-expanding Iraq Oil For Food scandal.

The diplomat, closely tied with the world body's most influential members, said pressure is building for Annan to resign. "It is possible that the Secretary-General could, for the good of the organization, eventually offer his resignation," he told NewsMax's Stewart Stogel. But who would replace Annan?

"Bill Clinton," the source said with a smile.

The U.S. official admitted that Bill Clinton as Secretary General, while still a long shot, is now being taken more seriously than in the past.

Turning the foremost transnationalist organization into an arm of the Anglosphere would be quite a coup for George Bush and Tony Blair.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 23, 2005 3:51 PM

And spike Hillary's White House hopes?

Posted by: Luciferous at May 23, 2005 4:12 PM

There are lots of young Scandanavian interns just waiting for the official announcement. Or Brazilian, or Japanese, or ......

Bill will need a paying job, if Hillary's finance director is convicted.

Posted by: ratbert at May 23, 2005 4:53 PM

I wasn't aware America was an Asian country.

I thought an Asian was next in the food chain.

Posted by: Sandy P. at May 23, 2005 5:02 PM

Clinton was the first Black president because he came from a broken home and played the saxophone. If God forbid he gets the U.N. appointment, Clinton could claim to be the first Asian Secretary-General because he eats dumplings and likes Balinese dancers.

Posted by: erp at May 23, 2005 5:41 PM

Hard on Al Gore, though, who after all did invent the UN.

Posted by: Peter B at May 23, 2005 5:46 PM

But Gore has the Tibetan monk vote sewed up.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 23, 2005 6:00 PM

But Bill in charge, and we can expect a new round of black helicopter sightings in the national parks.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at May 23, 2005 6:35 PM

I heard somewhere (MPR?) that citizens from countries that are permanent members of the Security Council are not eligible to be nominated as Secretary-General.

Posted by: Gideon at May 23, 2005 7:37 PM

Bill Clinton is not at all a healthy man at this stage of his life. Holding the UN job would likely be to demanding for him.

Posted by: Bartelson at May 23, 2005 8:35 PM


Posted by: Genecis at May 23, 2005 8:52 PM

Bartelson: You must think Kofi bust his hump 24/7.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at May 24, 2005 12:49 AM