In the eyes of its secretary general and Old Europe, the U.N.`s main purpose is to enhance its own power and influence at the expense of the United States. Having failed to do more than delay U.S. action to remove Saddam Hussein, the U.N. found itself in a dilemma. As the Wall Street Journal put it on Oct. 13, 2003, "U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has made it clear that he`s now more interested in defeating President Bush than he ever was in toppling Saddam Hussein. Mr. Annan knows that Mr. Bush`s policy...poses a serious challenge to what he claims is the `unique legitimacy` of the collection of the despots he leads...."
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