Verbatim: Jun. 19, 2006

"In the eyes of the rest of the world, U.S. commitment tends to ebb much more than it flows." MARK MALLOCH BROWN, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General, criticizing U.S. attitudes on multilateralism and the U.N.

"Fundamentally, very sadly, this was a criticism of the American people by an international civil servant--and it's just illegitimate." JOHN BOLTON, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in response to Malloch Brown. Bolton also called on U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to repudiate his deputy, which Annan declined to do

"Until we get the Islamic state, we will continue with the Islamic struggle in Somalia." SHEIKH SHARIF AHMED,...

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