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In other words, Malloch Brown is a clerk. A clerk (who btw could not get elected dog catcher (when he ran for a similar post). What is unacceptable is not so much the criticism of the Bush Administration, which is bad enough, but the fundamental illegitimacy of an "international civil servant" criticizing a UN member government, and even worse, criticizing the citizens of that member government for being ignorant. And Kofi vetted that speech.
Malloch's problem is the American people are paying attention. The American people are keenly aware of the culture of corruption, feather bedding, stealing, sexual abuses of UN peacekeepers and they're not going to pay for it anymore.
Watch the clerk and then watch the statesman.
BTW, while pompous Malloch Brown is holding the American people in contempt, brand new reports are emerging of UN peacekeepers sexual abuse crimes in Lberia. Right now . No link yet.
UPDATE: Bolton: Apologize or we'll cut your funding I would cut something else.
“Maybe it is fashionable in some circles to look down on Middle America, to say they don’t get the complexities of the world and they don’t have the benefit of continental education and they are deficient in so many ways,” Mr Bolton added. “It is illegitimate for an international civil servant to criticise what he thinks are the inadequacies of citizens of a member government.”
The tough-talking US envoy reiterated that the dispute could harm important reforms to the international body. He also hinted that the US Congress, which controls American government spending, might reconsider US funding to the UN, which accounts for 22 per cent of the organisation’s annual budget. “Congress has the power of the purse and they feel quite strongly on a bipartisan basis that America has a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, even people from Middle America,” he said, with a note of sarcasm. “I don’t think we have seen the end of it.” (Hat tip Rick)