Two Editorials on UN Reform

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Strained relations between U.N., U.S. are bad for everyone

“During the late 1990s, congressional conservatives led by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., vowed to starve the U.N. unless it acceded to a long list of “reforms.” In September 2002, President Bush asserted that the United Nations would become “irrelevant” should it fail to join the U.S. in disarming Iraq. You have to wonder why the U.N. is still in business. The short answer is: Because the United States can’t do without it. John Bolton’s latest teapot tempest

“The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, last week petulantly aimed a blast of verbal buckshot at U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown. In his blast, he grotesquely distorted what the U.N. official had actually asserted in public criticisms of the Bush administration and some Republican-friendly media.”