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Thursday, September 01, 2005

More on Changes at the UN and US Opposition

From the Washington Post today, John Bolton has outlined US opposistion to proposed measures that would change the United Nations. The new measures would place legal obligations on member countries to intervene when genocide, war crimes, or ethnic cleansing occur. The proposed measures also call for greater attention to global poverty (see my previous posts). The article also includes comments by Jeffery Sachs, who is advising Kofi Annan during the September Summit. US opposition centers around the idea that the new measures would restrict American authority and sovereignty. The administration also feels there should be a greater emphasis on fighting global terrorism.

--Tom Hayes


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