And now, for something completely different:
"U.S. Opposes Resolution on U.N. Workers"
" The United States on Monday opposed a resolution aimed at protecting U.N. staff because it fears it could lay the groundwork for prosecutions by the International Criminal Court, but negotiations on a compromise continued.
The Security Council scheduled a vote Tuesday on the resolution, which has languished since late April because of U.S. opposition but surged into the spotlight following last week's bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.
It calls for protecting U.N. and other humanitarian workers — and prosecuting those who try to harm them.
The United States objects to a reference in the resolution to attacks against humanitarian personnel and peacekeepers being considered a war crime by the International Criminal Court, a tribunal the Bush administration vehemently opposes." (More at
The BIG question is, will the US veto the resolution? And if they do so, will this affect US Tourism industry?