Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Quotes from John Bolton, Bush nominee as Ambassador to the UN

“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 (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.

Sounds like a guy who can really relate to the concerns of the 191 member states represented in the UN, doesn’t it?

On the other hand, it’s a pretty clever strategy for the administration where each appointment is more egregious than the last. Who can worry about Wolfowicz at the World Bank, with Bolton at the UN to deal with?

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John Bolton is correct. The UN is corrupt and needs complete reorganization.

And they way to effect these changes is to insult and belittle the people with whom you need to work?

Maybe if you are thinking with Testosterone instead of brains this might be satisfying, if not particularly effective.

I suppose, also the definition of "corrupt" is that they don’t agree with your views.

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