In November, 2004 the UN Commission on Disarament, essentially the General Assembly, voted 147 to 1 to endorse a treaty to ban the production of fissionable materials. Do I need to tell you who that one country was that voted against the ban? It’s the same one that is now considering whether to be represented there by John Bolton. On Tuesday, March 22 Noam Chomsky lectured on the subject at the University of Edinburgh…
On April 7th members of the Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the appointment of John Bolton to be US Ambassador to the UN. As you probably know, Bolton has been one of the most strident opponents of U.S. multilateralism and diplomacy. He has made repeated comments that indicate that he doesn’t even believe in the UN!
For excellent background on Bolton’s appointment, go to www.stopbolton.org
Democratic members of the Foreign Relations Committee include:
Biden of Delaware (202) 224-5042
Dodd of Connecticut (202) 224-2823
Kerry of Massachusetts (202) 224-2742
Feingold of Wisconsin (202) 224-5323
Boxer of California (202) 224-3553
Nelson of Florida (202) 224-5274
Obama of Illinois (202) 224-2854
We need to encourage all of them to oppose this nomination.
On March 7th, President Bush nominated John Bolton, who’s dedicated his life to undermining the United Nations, to be our UN Ambassador. John Bolton is a disastrous choice. Right now, the U.S. needs to work through the UN more than ever to make the world a safer place for Americans.
Bolton, however, has made a career out of belittling and dismissing the UN, suggesting at one point that “if the UN secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.” He advocates a go-it-alone foreign policy that alienates our allies and strengthens our enemies. He has a history of rash behavior. And he has consistently put his own priorities over those of his country by refusing to obey orders.