So Bush has nominated John Bolton to be the American ambassador to the United Nations. This is, unfortunately, a man who has declared that the UN doesn’t exist, who has been openly hostile to both the UN and multilateral diplomacy generally. He has declared that “It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law.” As undersecretary of state for arms control, he has spent the last four years vigorously thwarting all attempts at multilateral arms control. (here.)
It’s a shame that just when the UN is becoming more relevant and reforming itself, the United State should choose to ignore and denigrate it.