Monday, January 31, 2005

"Clinton Named UN Envoy to Tsunami Zone, Peace Effort",,Feb. 1 2005, (Bloomberg)...

~ I think this is the perfect job for Bill Clinton, and I mean that as a compliment.
I wish him luck. ~~ tp

Feb. 1 2005, (Bloomberg)
Clinton Named UN Envoy to Tsunami Zone, Peace Effort
-- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton agreed to be United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's envoy for tsunami recovery in Asia and spur efforts to resolve conflicts in two of the countries hit by deadly waves.

Democrat Clinton's appointment adds to his role as an emissary for Republican President George W. Bush's effort to increase private donations to relief and reconstruction operations. Clinton and former President George H.W. Bush have been traveling throughout the U.S. to raise money and last week said they would go to the region.

The Dec. 26 disaster left more than 280,000 dead or missing in 12 countries around the Indian Ocean, devastated coastal economies and prompted the largest multinational relief operation in history.