By: Mark Leon Goldberg on September 02, 2008 Over on Delegates Lounge, I just posted a reaction to the GOP Platform’s (refreshingly positive) exposition on the United Nations. As I mention, noticeably absent from the platform language on the United Nations is any proposal for a “league of democracies” to supplant the United Nations. In fact, there is only one passing reference. The United States participates in various international organizations which can, at times, serve the cause of peace and prosperity, but those organizations must never serve as a substitute for principled American leadership. Nor should our participation in them prevent our joining with other democracies to protect our vital national interests. If this is part of McCain’s “hidden agenda to kill the UN” then I’d dare say it’s very well hidden.