George W. Ball,
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
With all due respect, it seems to us as if the delegate from the Soviet Union has gravely mistaken the purpose and nature of this meeting.
Extra-terrestrials have landed, sir. Humanity at this point knows little of their intentions or objectives, but we as representatives of large nations would be doing our peoples a disservice if we didn't properly asses the magnitude of the situation and, unfortunately, given what is happening in Bolivia, at this point that means we must assume the worst.
If our greatest fears come true and the Alien visitors do not bear our best interests in mind, it would be a disgrace (damn right near a form of treason to our peoples) to fail to seize this moment for Human cooperation and insist in remaining divided among petty ideological lines.
Need I remind you, sir, that as far as anyone knows the man who is most closely cooperating with our possible invaders is also an adept of dividing Humans according to "class."
The siege of La Paz is an urgent matter, fellow delegate, the United States respectfully suggests that the gentleman from the Soviet Union refrain from impeding progress in this matter and rather inform us of how his country will coordinate with the efforts already underway to provide relief to the people of "The Peace."
As President Johnson has written, and as he will make clear on this very stage in a matter of days, the United States is prepared to live up to the immensity of this situation. The President has already ordered an immediate ceasefire in all active conflict theaters, including of course the present clashes in Vietnam, and is adamant about the urgent need to hold sincere talks to arrive at an honorable resolution for every side, in every war. The USA would be honored to act as host, sponsor and guarantor during this process, and we're sure this same sentiment will sooner or later find its echo in Moscow.
We are the first Humans to establish contact with an Alien species. For God's sake, man, act like it.