The Nudnik File

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

              Time's Up
It seems that the Bush Administration, after initially backing Kofi Annan, has had change of heart.
"What we have heard, so far, is that there were serious problems inside the U.N. on the management of this. We're not sure if there were criminal problems, but there were certainly management problems," outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) told Fox News.

"And the secretary-general will have to be accountable for those management problems," he added in the television interview taped for broadcast on Wednesday.
I'm not sure what brought about this reversal, but with Europe fully backing Annan this could set up another confrontation, with the UN again coming out the loser.
|| Nudnik 10:03 PM
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