7.3.05

Another Scary Neocon "Yes Man" named US ambassador to the UN

Neocon John Bolton is announced as the new US ambassador to the UN. Expect little change in US foreign policy in the next four years. This man is about as scary as they come. Please tell me what the hell is going on. "Isn't appointing John Bolton to the U.N. a little like appointing Dracula to a blood bank?"




Doesn't this image make your skin crawl?


"There's no such thing as the United Nations." - John Bolton, 1994, at a panel discussion spoonsered by World Federalist Association

"If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of a difference."
- John Bolton, same WFA panel

Oh, there's more:
  • During the July 2001 global U.N. conference on small arms and light weapons, Bolton told delegates that the United States was not only opposed to any agreement restricting civilian possession of small arms, it also didn't appreciate "the promotion of international advocacy activity by international or non-governmental organizations." Bolton 's delegation was accompanied by that distinguished American NGO the National Rifle Association. (7)
  • In 1998, when he was senior vice president of the American Enterprise Institute, Bolton described the International Criminal Court (ICC) as "a product of fuzzy-minded romanticism [that] is not just na├»ve, but dangerous." (6)
  • Bolton told the Wall Street Journal that signing the letter informing the U.N. that Washington was renouncing the Rome Treaty to create the ICC "was the happiest moment of my government service." (6)
  • Regarding efforts to add a verification proposal to the bioweapons convention, Bolton told colleagues in 2001, "It's dead, dead, dead, and I don't want it coming back from the dead." (6)
Clearly, he's a man of internationalism.

Update: Note in the video that Jesse Helms, a member of the board of directors of the American Taliban, is quoted as saying about John Bolton on The Daily Show as..."The kind of man with whom I would want to stand at armageddon, if it should be my lot to be on hand for what is forecast to be the final battle between good and evil in the world."

When somebody like Helms says something so kind, it makes my tummy all warm and fuzzy.

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