Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thank you, President Bush

Dear Mr. President:

Had you not used your right to a recess appointment to send John Bolton to the UN, we would not have achieved the singular condemnation of Hizbullah ever to leave the confines of Turtle Bay.
     Following intense US pressure, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday [November 24th] issued an unprecedented condemnation of Monday's Hizbullah attacks on northern Israel.
This condemnation - slamming Hizbullah by name for "acts of hatred" - marked the first time the Security Council has ever reprimanded Hizbullah for cross-border attacks on Israel. The condemnation followed by two days a failed attempt to get a condemnation issued on Monday, the day of the attack, when Algeria came out against any mention of Hizbullah in the statement.
When asked what changed from Monday to Wednesday, one diplomatic official replied: "John Bolton”…
Things are looking up, if only a little, because this condemnation not only wasn’t “balanced” by a reprimand to Israel for fighting back, but it also called on Lebanon to take more control over dismantling militias in the southern part of the country.

In addition,
     The statement against Hizbullah came just a few weeks after the Security Council condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his call to wipe Israel off the map. That was also a precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel.
That announcement probably has John Bolton’s fingerprints all over it, too.

Thank you again, sir.


al fin said...

This is the type of thing the craven Senators were afraid of. An outspoken US ambassador at the United Nations who will speak the clear truth.
Thank goodness you have the UN headquarters in your country so you can deal with the despicably corrupt denizens of Turtle Bay. No doubt the contemptible weasels would feel more at home in Europe, and would get away with far more as well.

linearthinker said...

Once a firm opponent of human cloning, I'm now a selective proponent of it...we need clones of Bolton throughout the federal gov't, especially at State, Justice, CIA, oh, hell...just throughout the federal gov't...

And regarding the UN, I suggest moving HQ to the poorest nation in Africa. Move all the UN agencies, directorates, commissions, etc. to neighboring African nations. Several benefits accrue. Economic stimulus to places desparately needing it, logistically placing the mavens of humanitarian posturing next to the humans they profess concern for, relieving the dedicated UN diplomats of the stigma that accrues from their NYC parking tickets and debauchery. While we're at it, the swollen bureaucracy of the UN needs to be axed, starting with any agency whose name begins with "High Commission" or variations thereof.