There is no question much of the world views the U.S. with suspicion and even disrespect thanks to the policies of our current President. Iraq, Abu Ghraib, fiscal insanity, take your pick, but yet again we see another example of why the world questions the leadership of our President. He has nominated John Bolton to be our ambassador to the United Nations. So what?" you might ask, well take a look at the following discussion from this week's Meet the Press transcript between Tim Russert and Condoleezza Rice:
MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to the appointment of John--nomination of John Bolton as ambassador of the United Nations. . . . the appointment of Mr. Bolton has raised a lot of eyebrows in Europe and around the United States. Comments like these, an interview he gave with National Public Radio. Bolton: "If I were redoing the Security Council today, I'd have one permanent member because that's the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world." Question: "And that one member would be, John Bolton?" Bolton: "The United States." Great Britain, France, China, Russia, all permanent members, pretty much left out. And then this interview comment from Mr. Bolton. Let's watch.
(Videotape, Citizens For Global Solutions Convocation, February 3, 1994):
MR. JOHN BOLTON: There is no such thing as the United Nations.
The secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost 10 stories today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
MR. RUSSERT: Why are we sending him to the United Nations?
DR. RICE: Because John is a very good diplomat. . . .
Sure sounds like it! Bush really picked a winner for the U.N. and is sure to regain the respect of the world with the choice of Bolton. NOT!!!! To see the full transcript click here.