Taking a Stand

Article was interesting. However, it switched gears a bit in the last half where the author hits on the other issues like UN Protocol and complaints from leader(s) about the UN Charter vs what is really taking place within.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

US President Barack Obama used his first UN address to urge world unity

In his first speech to the UN General Assembly, he said global problems included nuclear proliferation, war, climate change and economic crisis.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi berated the UN Security Council, while French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a stern warning to Iran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has previously said he does not believe the Holocaust happened, was due to speak later on Wednesday.
Israel has called for a boycott of his appearance and the Germans have said they will walk out if he repeats the claim.

“Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone,” he said.

MARDELL’S AMERICA
Mark Mardell

Obama’s speech to the United Nations was a reminder of the scale of his ambition and the intractability of the problems before him
Mark Mardell
BBC North America editor
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