Blog Roundup #20

A sampling of United Nations related blog commentary

Diplomatic Times Review: “The Toledo (Ohio) Blade opined in a June 2, 2005 editorial: “Thank goodness the Senate has put President Bush’s controversial nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on hold at least until next week.”

Martin Varsavsky: “No matter how local we think we are we all share planet earth. So what about 100 hours out of 10,000 in which students follow a United Nations curriculum that is the SAME for all kids in the planet. My proposal is that during this 100 hours student learn the basic principles of human rights, understanding and respecting others, and as importantly learning about our fragile environment and how to protect it. That´s it, 100 hours. If we implement this any person in the planet who meets anyone else will in the future have at least 100 hours of a common background.”

Washington Note: “My sense is that there are MORE than three Republican Senate offices now scrambling for reasons — for phone calls — to oppose Bolton.”