It appears the U.S. government is spying on the phone calls and e-mails of the U.N. delegations of Security Council nations, looking for ways to get them to vote America's way on the Iraq resolution. And it appears the government is stupid or arrogant enough to let knowledge of the spy plan leak to the press (Britain's Observer). Here's the text of the memo. Is it real? If so, and if this is not merely appalling but typical U.N practice, you have to wonder whether Nixon is calling in plays to this White House from hell.