In recent discussions at the UN First Committee, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, New Zealand and Canada put forth a draft resolution
on the initiation of an ad hoc committee on NACD on the margins of the UN First Committee. Or at least that was until came a classic piece
of Amb Bolton smack down. In this "diplomatic" note, J-Bolt writes: "We also wish to make clear that the US will NOT (capitals in originals)
participate in any international body to which the United States does not agree. Moreover, the United States will not consider itself bound in any way by any agreement emerging from such a body."
Fair enough. No one wants to be constrained by decisions made by others without their consent. For the same reasons, most states dislike being held by American extraterritorial laws that tell them they cannot invest in Cuba or Iran.
But wait. This is an AD HOC committee. Just people talking here. Either way, this diplomatic smackdown was enough to make our Canuck neighbors shiver in their boots and retract their sponsorship of the draft resolution.