Nominating John Bolton to be the American ambassador to the United Nations is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Bolton does not like the U.N. and in fact he does not even think that the U.N. exists or does anything good.
Here is a sampling of Bolton's comments on the United Nations compiled by William Douglas from the Knight Ridder Newspapers and the Kansas City Star:
"There is no such thing as the United Nations ... There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world and that is the United States when it suits our interests and we can get others to go along. And I think it would be a real mistake to count on the U.N. as if it is some disembodied entity out there that can function on its own." _Global Structures Convocation, Feb. 3 1994.
The European arguments against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act demonstrate that "some Europeans have never lost faith in appeasement as a way of life. It is clear that Iran is cynically manipulating gullible ... Europeans to advance the development of weapons of mass destruction." _New York Times, July 28, 1996
"The (United Nations) secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost ten stories today it wouldn't make a bit of difference." _Global Structures Convocation, 1994.
Now why would a man who claims that there is "no such thing as the United Nations" want to work there??? And why would we allow such a man to represent us?!! What if he had to work on the 38th floor? Would he freeze up in the elevator?!! I mean MY GOD!!! What does this nomination say to those from all over the world who DO work in those upper 10 floors??? With these comments I wouldn't be the least be shocked if John Bolton's first goal @ the U.N. would be to try and blow off the top 10 floors!!
If John Bolton gets the nomination then we might as well just put a big bold middle finger in the middle of the stars on the American flag.
The ironic thing about this nomination is that George W. Bush claimed the right to invade Iraq based on U.N. mandate 1441. And he is also invoking U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559 in pushing for Syria to pull it's troops out of Lebanon.
This from CNN:
Commenting after Syria's announcement, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Darla Jordan said in a statement Assad's plans were "not enough."
"The international community has made clear that Syria must withdraw completely and immediately all of its military forces and intelligence services from Lebanon in accordance with [U.N. Security Council Resolution] 1559."
So, if GWB likes to invoke the United Nations then why in the great glory of God does he want this guy (who doesn't think the U.N. exists outside the U.S.) in there as our representative?!
The nomination of John Bolton to the United Nations would be a sign to the rest of the world that we could care less about any other country. This is what John Bolton represents. He believes that the United States and the United States alone should make decisions for the world.
The Bolton nomination makes it looks as though Bush wants Bolton in there so that he can manipulate the United Nations and force the rest of the world to bend to the Bush doctrine.
After all John Bolton said himself that the only purpose of the United Nations is to use them "when it suits our [America's] interests and we can get others to go along."
I can not believe that there is even an arguement about this guy. His own statements over the years should destroy his nomination.
It's like considering a "gun for hire" mercenary to head up your local peace group!!
I am honestly starting to think that Bush and his administration and literally INSANE.
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