Straight Talk

Although Ambassador Kirkpatrick's controversial remarks last week were not taped or read from a prepared text, her office later released a version of the speech based on her recollection of what she had said. Some excerpts:

> The lack of influence of the U.S. in the U.N. does not represent some sort of worldwide revulsion against the Reagan Administration or even against me. The fact is that we have been virtually powerless in the U.N. for more than a decade.

>We have one vote; Vanuatu [in the South Pacific] has one vote. That kind...

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