June 14, 2004


Brahimi quits post as UN envoy in Iraq (Shlomo Shamir, 6/13/04, Ha'aretz)

Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations special envoy to Iraq, announced his resignation from the post at a meeting yesterday of the Security Council and in the presence of Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The resignation, brewing for a number of days, shocked the diplomatic community at the world body.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 14, 2004 5:33 PM

How the mighty have fallen. I just searched Yahoo! News and couldn't find _anything_ on this except for a report on Lucianne Goldberg's blog and another story from the India Daily which basically recapped the Ha'aretz item.

Posted by: Joe at June 14, 2004 7:11 PM

That's because this is Not News (cannot be used to discredit Bush and put Kerry in the White House which everybody knows is Far More Important).

doubleplusungood thoughtcrime refs unpersons refs unevents. memhole.

Posted by: Ken at June 14, 2004 8:01 PM


Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 14, 2004 10:08 PM

What will the media look for next to attack and/or embarrass Bush? Perhaps there should be a contest.....

However, I do think the corruption at the UN will become a fairly big story between now and the election. There are enough serious folks in the blogosphere and the press chasing it down.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 14, 2004 10:16 PM

jim: Close. The media will ignore the financial corruption -- like Whitewater -- too complicated and all that. But it looks like sex and drugs are comin' down the tracks. The media will be all over that.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at June 15, 2004 12:37 AM

Color me skeptical.

The major media discrediting the UN?

While Bush is still president and running for a second term?

Priorities, priorities.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 15, 2004 1:29 AM

I just envision a Republican ad: John Kerry wants to cooperate with the UN - the same UN that oversaw the genocide in Ruwanda and Bosnia, the corruption in the Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, and then overlooked the sexual and drug abuse of their people around the world.
John Kerry wants us to defer to this group of immoral bureaucrats.

Posted by: jd watson at June 15, 2004 6:13 AM

"..and then overlooked the sexual and drug abuse of their people around the world."

Not so, they made sure everyone wore condoms and used clean needles.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 17, 2004 3:45 PM