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    Monday, December 04, 2006

    A Real Shame

    That's my opinion over the recent news that UN Ambassador John Bolton will step down. Mr. Bolton has been highly criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike over his brief tenure (which began with a recess appointment), for a variety of reasons. The most common complaint amongst the senators who have opposed him is that he is too aggressive, too forceful. For an organization such as the UN, mired in corruption, this type of hardnose attitude may have been useful.

    During his short time in this position, Bolton has been a strong voice for intervention in Darfur, and has strongly criticized his organization for not making it a larger issue. He has also been an advocate for change amongst the UN's Human Rights council, which routinely appoints members from countries with less than admirable track-records of human rights. And, of course, he has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work exposing Iran's Nuclear ambitions and situation. It's a shame that this man won't be allowed to continue his good works.


    Anonymous Debbie said...

    It's a real shame, but we all knew the Dems would never let him stay in. He was the only good thing about the UN.
    Right Truth

    10:28 AM  

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