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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Go Johnny go go go

John Bolton, devil incarnate, is throwing a UN summit into disarray by proposing 500 amendments to a UN reform draft. Well at least accoring to Stuff. Kofi has even had to fly off his holiday to help out. Note this
But six months of talks have brought out sharp divisions on how to tackle extreme poverty, human rights, terrorism, proliferation, intervention in case of genocide and UN internal reforms following corruption scandals.
Now, for all that time there hasn't been a US ambassador to the UN, because Johnny boy's confirmation was held up in domestic gameplaying in Washington DC, so now he is pushing the US line and people are getting upset. Well boohoo. But wait, that isn't even the reason really is it?
Bolton is not alone in proposing numerous amendments. The Nonaligned Movement of developing nations as well as Russia have many objections on human rights, terrorism or on when and how to intervene in cases of genocide and on UN management reforms.

"It seems that people have different views on all the major issues," said China's UN ambassador, Wang Guangya. "There must be some compromise, middle ground people can agree on."
Ah well, we don't get the Russian ambassador singled out by name with his "numerous amendments" now do we. Or all those non-aligned chaps. I wonder why.
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Posted by Chefen | 9/01/2005 06:34:00 am