Monday, April 18, 2005

“Human Scum”

That’s exactly how the North Koreans describe John Bolton.

When dealing with a rogue country - who has nuclear weapons – how can Bush want a guy representing us at the UN who elicits that level of animosity? I spent nearly 15 years in international sales. If there is one thing I learned, it was if you want to negotiate successfully overseas, you have to develop a level of trust and respect. Bush seems bent on the exact opposite. North Korea may not be anyone’s example of the model global citizen, but their level of disdain for Bolton is clearly dangerous. It’s a unilateral future, or nothing, if Bush gets this nomination.

Write your senators NOT to endorse Bolton’s nomination.

More from John Bolton, in his own words:

“Treaties are law only for U.S. domestic purposes. In their international operation, treaties are simply political obligations" (Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 1997).

“It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so – because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States” (Insight Magazine, 1999).

If Washington were to overly legitimize the UN, “its discretion in using force to advance its national interests is likely to be inhibited in the future" (“Kofi Annan’s UN Power Grab,” 1999, Weekly Standard).

"The (U.N.) Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If it lost ten stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."


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