From the Wall Street Journal:
** Donald Rumsfeld - "Why the U.N. Shouldn't Own the Seas" (Subscription required) Rumsfeld writes in response to Kissinger, Schultz, Baker, Powell and Rice, who argue the opposite). Excerpt from Rumsfeld:
"The ["Law of the Sea"] treaty proposes to create a new global governance institution that would regulate American citizens and businesses without being accountable politically to the American people. ... Americans should be uncomfortable with unelected and unaccountable tribunals appointed by the secretary general of the United Nations serving as the final arbiter of such disagreements.
"Even if one were to agree wtih the principle of global wealth redistribution from the U.S. to other nations, other U.N. bodies have proven notably unskilled at financial managements. . . .
** L. Gordon Crovitz - "The U.N.'s Internet Power Grab" Excerpt:
The broadest proposal in the draft materials is an initiative by China to give countries authority over "the information and communication infrastructure within their state" and require that online companies "operating in their territory" use the Internet "in a rational way"—in short, to legitimize full government control. The Internet Society, which represents the engineers around the world who keep the Internet functioning, says this proposal "would require member states to take on a very active and inappropriate role in patrolling" the Internet.
Several proposals would give the U.N. power to regulate online content for the first time, under the guise of protecting against computer malware or spam. Russia and some Arab countries want to be able to inspect private communications such as email. . . .