As of the timestamp on this post, Drudge doesn't have a link but only the text in red under Kofi's picture. My guess is that if Drudge doesn't link to this IHT story, it will be something with the same basic gist.
It seems Kofi sat and listened to an all-star panel of persons "who care deeply about the UN" and are concerned about the effectiveness of the UN when it's in constant conflict with the U.S. The friendly advice was given at the meeting which was held at the home of Richard Holbrooke, (Clinton UN Amb.) .
"He sat in silence and made no effort to defend himself," the onlooker said.
"He was taking it all in. It wasn't a conversation, it was much more of a 'here is the situation, here are the choices on what you can do'."
Holbrooke said that the talk, while unalloyed, was not confrontational. "There was nothing adversarial about it," Holbrooke said.
"Kofi knew he was in a meeting with people who cared deeply about him and about the institution.".
One of the members of the group had prepared for the session by finding out if the Bush administration was siding with those in Congress who were calling for Annan's resignation or whether instead they supported his resolve to stay in office until the Jan. 31, 2006, end of his term.
There's some other stuff about Kofi meeting with incoming Secretary of State Rice earlier in December.
Personally, I think Kofi must go and the UN should be reorganized and blah, blah, blah--everybody knows that the UN is a kleptocracy writ large and needs to be shitcanned in favor of some other kind of organizational body that respects the democracies and shuns dictatorships.
But the last week of posts by Belmont Club and The Diplomad have been making the case that we're just bypassing the UN anyway and maybe it'll just flame out as the source of Clare Short's "moral authority."
UPDATE 1/3/05 8:08pm
Cox & Forkum do their thing with this story.