Secretary General Bill Clinton?


The Washington Post reports on rumors that Bill Clinton may be interested in becoming the next Secretary General.

Clinton recently joined forces with the U.N. Children's Fund to raise $45 million to finance clean-water and sanitation programs in tsunami-affected countries. His work with the United Nations has helped fuel rumors that Clinton wants to become the next U.N. secretary general, even though it is highly unlikely that a citizen from a veto-wielding country on the Security Council could be elected secretary general.

Perhaps, at least in the interim, George Bush should appoint Clinton to head of the World Bank (for the non-World Bank watchers: the U.S., by long-standing convention, chooses the head of the World Bank, and the current WB president's term has already expired by my calculation). Now that would be fun.

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