Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Bill Clinton to Head UN?

I had heard this rumor before that Clinton was positioning himself for a shot at becoming Secretary General at the United Nations, however here it is spelled out clear as day. Kofi Annan's term is up in 2006. What will Bill do?

Clinton is probably more popular around the world than here in the US, however this article details some of the obstacles he would face.

Also complicating matters is his wife's political ambitions. Would American voters nominate or for that matter support as President a woman who could potentially be married to the UN Secretary General. Seems like a conflict of interest of the highest proportion, even if you're a strong UN supporter.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Bill Clinton Takes Spot On Global Stage
In 2001, in the opening months of his ex-presidency, Bill Clinton confided to an aide that he had decided on his dream job for the next chapter of his life: secretary general of the United Nations.


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