Friday, March 11, 2005

If Only This Were Just A Cruel Joke...

Slate.com has an article regarding Bush appointing John Bolton as ambassador to the U.N. What I find more interesting is that I was surprised that Bush would knowingly appoint an individual who despises the U.N. to actually serve as an ambassador to the U.N. This move is akin to appointing a grand wizard in the KKK to head up a race-relations committee: Bolton doesn't just want to reform the U.N., he wants to see it dismantled entirely. Bolton asserts that there is no such thing as good international law, and that the only purpose of international law is to, ultimately, restrict the U.S. There is no possible way that Bolton, with the current issues involving Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and North Korea, can serve in this position while acting on behalf of the best interest of the United States and a peaceful yet firm coexistence with the rest of the world. It should come as no surprise that the majority of our foreign allies and acquaintances responded to this move as if it were an insult.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey

Won't that make the guy extra cautious when dealing with the U.N.? Which if you think about it might turn out to be a good thing?

I mean in politics you can never be too careful.

Of course you do make some sense but honestly can he ever even scratch the U.N., there is almost no way he can dismantle it. besides that all the other nations have already made up their mind about their opinion of us and that can't be changed unless we have someone who cares more about relations than the convictions they hold take up a high position in our government.

-Chris

1:09 AM  
Blogger manofredearth said...

I guess I'm just most bothered by a person who is openly hostile to the entity being assigned to serve the entity. But I'll watch and see if maybe what you say pans out. Thanks for the insight, Chris.

1:39 AM  
Blogger liam said...

you rule.

2:26 PM  
Blogger mistic_mommy said...

now you have made me feel the need to go and think.... thanks.....


oh and not only do you rule, you also WROK!

7:55 PM  

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