Empty is the re­pair

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

I got re­ally ex­cited when I read your Page 2 blurb head­line in the Oct. 29 edi­tion for the World sec­tion, which read “Re­pairs would empty U.N.” Then I read the whole ar­ti­cle on page 24 and found that this clos­ing only in­volves a three­year re­pair pe­riod for the build­ing in New York that houses the United Na­tions; and while they are spend­ing $1.8 bil­lion on the build­ing, we would have to find new quar­ters to house the whole crew of ex­pen­sive, non-pro­duc­tive bu­reau­crats at great ex­pense and con­tinue to fund their non­sen­si­cal busi­ness as usual. Let me sug­gest an al­ter­na­tive plan: 1. Shut the build­ing down. 2. Send all the in­hab­i­tants home. 3. Do not do the ren­o­va­tion. 4. Fire them all. 5. Stop fund­ing the whole op­er­a­tion. 6. Let them know that if they want to start the United Na­tions up again, they can find a new lo­ca­tion in some other coun­try.

7. Turn the United Na­tions build­ing into a new World Trade Cen­ter for New York, and let the ten­ants do their own ren­o­va­tions.

With the money we would save from th­ese moves, we could per­ma­nently en­dow the Nancy Pelosi School of For­eign Re­la­tions at an ap­pro­pri­ate lo­ca­tion in Syria. Ed Cot­ting­ham Hereford, Ari­zona

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