Thursday, March 10, 2005

 

SAEN Puzzled By Bolton

Today's lead editorial states that the SAEN is puzzled by the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN. The SAEN editorial board is puzzled because Bolton has been critical of the UN before, once saying:
There's no such things as the United Nations. If the U.N. building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.

Okay, so what's the problem? The SAEN does not say that Bolton's statement is false, just that it perhaps hurt the UN's feelings. Again, so what's the problem? Of course Bolton is just being funny because we all know that there would in fact be a difference, mainly that we wouldn't have to pay the UN so much money if ten floors suddenly disappeared, but that's for another time. The UN needs to be reformed; it is a huge waste of money, it is corrupt, and most of all it is ineffective in solving the very problems it was designed to fix. Just look at Darfur. The SAEN is puzzled by Bolton, and I am puzzled by this statement by the SAEN editorial board:
And perhaps it's not all bad to have as a diplomat a man a North Korean spokesman called "human scum and bloodsucker."
No doubt Bolton earned his rebuke from the North Koreans and good for him I say! That makes him okay in my book. President Clinton's Secretary of State did her best to be liked by the blood sucking human scum running North Korea and it got her nowhere. It did, however, allow them to continue their nuclear program. So Bolton has been honest regarding two huge problems, the UN and North Korea, and the editorial board isn't happy with that? President Bush has been in office for a few years now, and I think everyone knows that he says what he means, so why is the SAEN's editorial board surprised at this point that he nominates to be ambassador to the UN a man who does the same? There is no "mixed message" here as the editorial board claims, but a clear statement by President Bush that the UN needs to change or become even more irrelevant than it already is.
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