Bolton's already leaving his mark on the U.N.

John Bolton, who President Bush surreptitiously appointed to be the U.N. ambassador after facing implacable -- and deserved -- opposition in Congress, is already poking sticks between the spokes of the organization's plans.

In response to a meeting of 175 heads of state to discuss battling povery, terrorism and genocide, Bolton submitted more than 750 changes to the 29-page draft document.

The Huffington Post has some of the most outrageous edits:


  • p.1: CUT: "respect for nature"

  • p. 3: CUT: "corporate responsibility and accountability"

  • p. 8: CUT: "Undertake concerted global action to address climate change through meeting all commitments and obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, the UNFCCC and other relevant international agreements, increase energy efficiency, technological innovations, and to initiate negotiations to develop a more inclusive international framework for climate change beyond 2012, with broader participation by both developing and developed countries, taking into account the principle of common but differentiated responsibility."

  • p.23: CUT: "We emphasize the responsibilities of all states, in conformity with the charter to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinctions of any kind, such as to race, colour, sex, language, or religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status."

  • p. 28: CUT: "We support reform of the Security Council to make it more efficient, transparent and effective."


HuffPo also has the full document (PDF), with Bolton's notations.
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