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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:54 PM
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Bushclones Replicate, Proliferate at UN
Why are they hiring these cultists?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

At the U.N., a Growing Republican Presence

By Colum Lynch
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 21, 2005; A21



UNITED NATIONS, July 20 -- Christopher B. Burnham, the highest-ranking U.S. citizen working in the U.N. Secretariat, is a rare breed here: a Republican Party loyalist and an enthusiastic supporter of President Bush.

Burnham, the United Nations' undersecretary for the department of management, is one of a handful of Bush administration supporters hired by the United Nations in recent months. They have been promoting Bush's political agenda in an organization that has clashed bitterly with Republican policymakers over such issues as the impact of global warming and the justification for the war in Iraq.

Burnham says he sees his purpose as furthering the mission he began as the chief financial officer in the Bush State Department: making the bureaucracy he oversees more accountable. Burnham suggested that his ultimate loyalty may lie with the president, not his new boss, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. He says he also relishes the thought of working with John R. Bolton, a close friend and Bush's choice as U.N. ambassador, to force change.

"I'm not here to be a careerist," said Burnham, a former GOP fundraiser and investment banker who keeps photographs of Bush, Laura Bush and George H.W. Bush in his U.N. office. "I came here at the request of the White House. It's my duty to make the U.N. more effective. My primary loyalty is to the United States of America."


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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 PM
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1. Easy, blind loyalty
like everything else these days.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:13 PM
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2. That doesn't explain why the UN is hiring them.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:13 PM by BurtWorm
Do they have to fill a certain number of positions with constipated gasbags or something? :shrug:
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