Thursday, December 08, 2005

John Bolton Love

Quick, somebody make this man US ambassador to the UN!

Yesterday we left off with John Bolton fighting against gravity to shore up a UN condemnation of the terrorist attack in Netanya. Given the stalement, this is what he said today, as he continued to speak about the condemnation:
[John bolton, the] U.S. envoy later read the text of the statement to reporters, and lashed out at the Council for what he called “failing to speak the truth”.

He said “you have to speak up in response to these terrorist attacks. It’s a great shame that the Security Council couldn’t speak to this terrorist attack in Netanya, but if the Council won’t speak, the United States will.”
Meanwhile, friend Pamela, at Atlas Shrugs agrees on Bolton, calling him the only good thing at the UN.

And Jay Tea at Wizbang takes his measure:

A lot of Americans have been fed up with that for some time (witness the popularity of "US out of UN/UN out of US" bumper stickers and similar expressions of that sentiment), and it looks like Mr. Bolton is fulfilling his responsibility as a representative of those people by passing along a small measure of their beliefs.

And now even more John Bolton love!

In a statement commemorating Human Right's Day, Louise Arbour, "the high commissioner for human rights at the United Nations, presented the most forceful criticism to date of U.S. detention policies by a senior U.N. official, asserting that holding suspects incommunicado in itself amounts to torture." Louise Arbour is Canadian.

And what did John Bolton do in response?
John R. Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, criticized Arbour, calling it "inappropriate" for her to choose a Human Rights Day celebration to criticize the United States instead of such rights abusers as Burma, Cuba and Zimbabwe. He also warned that it would undercut his efforts to negotiate formation of a new human rights council that would exclude countries with bad rights records.

"Today is Human Rights Day. It would be appropriate, I think, for the U.N.'s high commissioner for human rights to talk about the serious human rights problems that exist in the world today," Bolton told reporters. "It is disappointing that she has chosen to talk about press commentary about alleged American conduct. I think the secretary of state has fully and completely addressed the substance of the allegations, so I won't go back into that again other than to reaffirm that the United States does not engage in torture."

He added: "I think it is inappropriate and illegitimate for an international civil servant to second-guess the conduct that we're engaged in in the war on terror, with nothing more as evidence than what she reads in the newspapers."
God I love this man! He'd have rock star status at Conservative get togethers!

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