Friday, August 26, 2005

Bolton begins...

Mr Bolton, a long-standing UN critic who was given a temporary appointment by George Bush three weeks ago after the United States Senate failed to agree on his nomination, has proposed 750 amendments to the draft and called for immediate talks on them.

The Bolton amendments, published in the US press, seek to play down the emphasis given to alleviating poverty, and expunge all references to the millennium development goals, including the target for wealthy countries to donate at least 0.7 % of national income to the developing world. America currently gives less than 0.2% in such aid.

The changes would also scrap provisions in the draft calling for action against global warming, and remove endorsements of the international criminal court and the comprehensive test-ban treaty - both of which are opposed by the Bush administration.

Read the complete article at the Guardian UK

A CIA Cover Blown, a White House Exposed

Read the LA Times article that includes the statement:

"In addition, Time editors were concerned about becoming part of such an explosive story in an election year."

Since when does a news outlet hold a story because there's an election?!