Dear Dr. Rice

News Item: Mayor Bloomberg is meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge her to help keep the United Nations in New York City. The United Nations is looking for a temporary home while its historic headquarters overlooking the East River get a $1.2 billion renovation, but there has been speculation the world body might look for a permanent home elsewhere.

Dear Madame Secretary:

You might point out to the UN types that real estate in New York City is expensive and becoming more so, and inasmuch as the UN has consistently maintained that global warming is a fact, presenting the possibility that in not too many years Manhattan might be flooded, the organization would be wise to look for that alternate headquarters. Given its priorities in recent years, I suggest the West Bank of the river Jordan.

Oh, by the way: love the burgundy suit.

(Suggested by Al Maviva.)







5 comments

  1. Brad »

    16 February 2007 · 11:29 am

    Given the hostility expressed toward the United Nations by the American public, and this administration in particular, I think the United Nations SHOULD move their headquarters to another country that sees value in its mission and one that has generally been considered neutral and without an imperialistic agenda.

  2. Mister Snitch! »

    16 February 2007 · 12:35 pm

    NYC, as always, wants the money that comes with the whole UN thing. Aside from that, it should be somewhere else. A famously neutral country like Switzerland seems like an obvious fit.

    Not that I’m married to the obvious. Stick it in China, and see if their new hosts pick up the tab. Watch the rhetoric change as the UN discovers that, compared with their new hosts, being in the US was a pretty damn good deal.

  3. McGehee »

    16 February 2007 · 1:22 pm

    I think the United Nations SHOULD move their headquarters to another country that sees value in its mission

    There’s one vote for Tehran.

  4. John Salmon »

    16 February 2007 · 1:32 pm

    I suggest the UN move to Brad’s hometown.

    Preferably directly across the street from his house.

  5. CGHill »

    16 February 2007 · 2:18 pm

    Naw. Brad lives around here.

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