Dec. 18,1998---Kofi A. Annan, Al Gore

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Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation
B16F, No.3 Ta-Tun 2St.
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
December 18, 1998.

Dear Mr. Kofi A. Annan,
   Mr. Vice President Al Gore,

As if the worst global economic crisis in a half-century weren't enough, Wall Street is beginning to worry about the impeachment of an American President.

Investors, who hate uncertainly, are concerned that impeaching President Bill Clinton could cripple the U.S. government's ability to respond to emergency situations, such as another showdown with Iraq's Saddam Hussein or more turbulence in world markets.

The dollar slipped against the Yen, after rising on Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998) on concern impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton may distract the government and prompt investors to shun U.S. financial assets.

"The world needs a strong American President with his eye on the ball and without the distraction and uncertainty of a prolonged impeachment battle" a senior NATO diplomat said. By threatening military action first against Yugoslavia over Kosowo, then against Iraq over U.N. weapons inspectors, and brokering the Wye River Israeli Palestinian agreement, Clinton has shown since then that even under the threat of impeachment, he is capable of wielding American power effectively. "He never does better than when he is under pressure at home" one European official said.

However; the Republicans would held the message of public opinion and find a way to drop the charges. Many allies still can not believe that the House may be on the urge of sending a President to trial for the first time in 130 years and expect a last minute deal to avoid impeachment.

In our view; on President's jobs to solve the crises in dangerous country of the world, is a good advantage over United States, there is no reasons to strike their President on duty, under impeachment. "People in allied governments just want it to be over" said Terence Taylor, assistant director of international institute for strategic studies.

A NATO diplomat said Clinton's personal attention would be vital in the coming months over Kosovo, Iraq, the Middle East peace process and the run-up to a NATO summit in April due to adopt a new, broader strategy for the 21st century.

The diplomat said the Lewinsky affair had not been nearly as disruptive as the Watergate Scandal which brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974 or the Iran-contra scandal which shook President Ronald Reagan's administration in 1986.

Impeachment in such kind of private scandal, in which hurt United States public affair is not a just method for President Bill Clinton. If the impeachment process dragged on, it would be harder for Clinton to pursue long-term foreign policy objectives.

It is our wishes --- do not against President Bill Clinton and allow him to get back to work, until the end of President's term. We have known that the repentant Bill Clinton is a wonderful President has enough ability in deal with international crises.



Sincerely Yours,
Yang Hsu-Tung.
President of
Taiwan Tati Cultural
And Educational Foundation


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