Saturday, January 08, 2005

How the UN Can Help Rebuild in South Asia

If former California Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian could help get Gray Davis out of office, perhaps he can help get the UN out of the United States. As Chairman of Move America Forward, Kaloogian is spearheading a drive for signatures on a Petition to do just that. And it couldn't come at a better time.

Believe it or not, during a time of increased scandals and ineffectiveness in Turtle Bay, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill (S. 2809) which includes funds to secure a loan for the United Nations to build a new $1.3 billion headquarters.

Perhaps we should follow a suggestion from a "Letter to the Editor" which appeared in the New York Post shortly after 9/11. The recommendation was that we build a new UN headquarters on the top floors of a rebuilt Twin Towers on the former World Trade Center site. Talk about having some "skin in the game," as they say.

My alternative suggestion is that if we're going to help with a new Headquarters for the UN, then let's build it on the island of Sumatra and make that our contribution to help rebuild South Asia in the wake of the Tsunami.


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