John Bolton Should Stay at U.N.

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    If you think Bolton's done a good job as America's ambassador, take a few minutes of your time and let your elected representatives know that you think he should remain at the U.N. Without people making their wishes known, Bolton's nomination will never leave the committee for a floor vote.

    John Bolton's U.N. Success
    By Suzanne Fields, The Washington Times
    November 27, 2006

    Bias against the West in general and the United States and Israel in particular is not an isolated issue, but demonstrates clearly what's wrong at Turtle Bay. "Member states must choose," says John Bolton. "Do we desire a viable United Nations system, composed of agencies respected for their role in conflict resolution, human rights, economic development, education and culture, or will we continue to acquiesce to a narrow agenda of bias, stalemate and polemics?"

    Many of Mr. Bolton's former critics concede now that he has "no horns." He's a lot better than that. He offers insight with a moderate tone, and works diligently with other countries in public and behind the scenes to focus on the serious problems, such as the nuclear-weapons programs in North Korea and Iran and the deepening human-rights catastrophe in Darfur.

    Most of all, he has been forceful in arguing that if the United Nations wants to be taken seriously by serious people it must reexamine its mission: "Member states must demonstrate the will to break with the past and make the United Nations a relevant voice not only for the Israel-Palestinian conflict, but for all the conflicts and issues worldwide that are equally in need of the U.N.'s attention." What a pity -- for the United States and for the United Nations -- if John Bolton himself isn't around to guide in confronting those challenges.

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    Bolton is the only one with a set of balls to make a stand against UN :bs1:
     
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    John Bolton is out..



    you know.. like Ken Mehlman and a whole class of republicans in congress.:dev3:
     
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    The loss of his service at the U.N. would definitely be a loss for the U.S.
     
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    Man, I hate having to agree with the WATimes.... and I particularly hate Bush having by-passed congress in Bolton's appointment. but...

    Bolton's got real issues in the diplomacy department, but he happens to be good on the Is/Pal issue.
     
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    how does the saying go?



    elections have consequences?


    something like that?:bye1:
     
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    Issues? Because he offends our enemies?

    If we had more men like him and Rummy we'd be much better off.
     
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    It's the job of a diplomat to be diplomatic. And what enemies? Everyone else in the world? How about our traditional allies? But I'm not even speaking only to that... he was insane with the people who worked for him.

    This thread isn't about Rummy and I'm not going to address him except to say good riddence to bad rubbish.

    And in case you didn't notice, there are actually things about Bolton I like. So there ya go.
     
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    Too bad he's supposed to be Americas' voice--not Israels. I bet that's a tough choice for some folks.
     
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    In this case diplomacy with our enemies- which there are many, including all those who support terrorism, and all those who thwart our efforts to combat terrorism- means a blunt punch in the nose. A liberal like you will think this is simplistic and will only cause resentment- but that's because you don't understand how the real world works, never having been there. Our enemies only respect power and when you show weakness they see that as an opening to kill you.
     

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