We are now into a historical week. While Senate is holding
confirmation hearings on John Roberts and coverage still comes out of the Gulf
Coast, there is another event happening in New York that is of paramount
The United Nations will be hosting leaders from all over
the world this week in the largest summit of its kind. This will also mark the
debut of none other than John Bolton.
The ideals and plans that Bolton has for restructuring of
the United Nations is already causing turmoil with some of our staunchest
allies. Take for example this paragraph from the
Guardian this week.
The Guardian has learned that Jack Straw, the foreign
secretary, has made a personal plea to his American counterpart, Condoleezza
Rice, for the US to withdraw opposition to plans for wholesale reform of the UN.
He has asked Ms Rice to rein in John Bolton, the US ambassador to the world
Our number one ally in the war in Iraq is now breaking away
from us in order to try and preserve the United Nations.
These concerns are not only concerns of our ally, but also
concerns of a majority of the leaders. John Bolton has taken the plans for
restructuring of the United Nations and butchered them into something that could
have only been envisioned by the Project for a New American Century.
We learned over the last couple of weeks that we can not be
alone in the world. We need friends abroad to help us out when disaster strikes.
The United Nations supplied us aid after being delayed by our own government and
it was aid desperately needed.
This week we will see how the world perceives our top
diplomat, and it should be very interesting. Hopefully the news will keep us
well informed about it, but I am not optimistic as long as Bush is in the Gulf
giving them sound bites and photo ops.