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Old 11-15-2004, 04:38 PM   #31
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I'm surprised Powell lasted as long as he did. He really did look like a right burk in front of the UN assembly.
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:54 PM   #32
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last week Powell indicated he might stay


this week the Bush people told him to get lost.


wonder why?

Powell believes in the will of the people

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'This is a matter for Mexicans to decide'


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The United States would back a left-leaning government in Mexico as long as it was elected freely and fairly by Mexican citizens, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said, according to a Mexican newspaper report published Wednesday.

"How Mexico moves in the future, this is a matter for Mexicans to decide, not the visiting American secretary of state," Powell told the daily newspaper Reforma, according to a transcript of his comments released Wednesday by his office.

"The American people, the American government, President Bush especially, is prepared to work with any government in our hemisphere that is freely and openly and democratically elected," he said.

The newspaper was given an interview Tuesday with Powell in Mexico City, where he was meeting with Mexican Cabinet members and President Vicente Fox.

"President Fox and I touched on this, that maybe Mexico is going to be moving to the left as it moves forward. Well, we'll wait and see," Powell told the newspaper.
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week the Bush people told him to get lost.

What? Really? I've always liked that guy.
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:24 PM   #34
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more blood letting

this guy was too decent to work with this administration


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By James Harding, Ted Alden and Holly Yeager in Washington
Published: December 2 2004 23:01 | Last updated: December 3 2004 00:50

John Danforth is resigning as US ambassador to the United Nations, bringing to an end his short tenure in New York and comes at a time of awkward relations between Washington and the international body.

Mr Danforth, 68, whose surprise departure was confirmed by senior Bush administration officials and western diplomats, was nominated just five months ago to replace John Negroponte, now US ambassador to Baghdad.

The former Missouri senator and Episcopal minister had been seen as a front-running candidate to replace Colin Powell at the Department of State and, given Mr Danforth's standing among moderate Republicans, his name had even been mentioned as a second-term candidate to succeed vice-president Dick Cheney.

But instead Mr Danforth's abrupt exit only heightens questions about the state of relations between the UN and the US government.

Some former colleagues noted that Mr Danforth, a moderate in a conservative administration, had expressed frustration in recent speeches in his home state about not being more of an independent actor and having to check with Washington, Reuters reported. Norm Coleman, a Republican senator with close ties to the White House, this week called for the resignation of Kofi Annan over the UN secretary general's handling of the oil-for-food scandal.

Republican ill will toward the international body is not new, tracing its roots to Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign for the White House. But the intensified scrutiny and criticism from some quarters in Washington has raised concerns at the UN that it may again face cuts in US contributions, potentially crippling its operations.

Mr Danforth submmitted his resignation to the president in a letter date November 22. It will take effect January 20, when Mr Bush is sworn in to his second term.

In the letter, Mr Danforth wrote that he was leaving for personal reasons, saying he wished to spend more time with his wife, who was injured earlier this year.

Mr Danforth is highly regarded in Washington. In June, he officiated over the funeral of former president Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral.

In the Senate, he often worked closely with Democrats. But many on the left were disappointed with his staunch defence of Clarence Thomas, a protege, during the contentious confirmation hearings over his US Supreme Court nomination.

In 1999, Janet Reno, Bill Clinton's attorney-general, tapped Mr Danforth to lead an investigation of the federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Two years later, Mr Bush named him special envoy for peace to Sudan.
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Very simple rule;

If anybody stays they are warmongering neo-cons. If they leave they are doveish moderates..
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your rule does not stand

Ashcroft is a "fanatical whack job"
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