Congress needs to take sides when it comes to the United Nations and our temporary Ambassador John Bolton.Â The world could not be more dangerous a place to live than it is today and, this is not a time for a linguini-spined politician to represent our interests in the world.Â That’s why Congress needs to confirm John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN.
To find out what went on at the UN on Friday, youÂ have to read the foreign press or you can check out the Democracy Project or PowerLineÂ articles on this subject.Â The legacy media doesn’t want to leave the ‘democrats are united’ play.Â Discussing real-world problems that the UN is incapable of solving is too problematic politically.
Some highlights. . .
Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths of 19 civilians in an attack by the Israeli military in the town of Beit Hanoun last week.
Despite the resolution being significantly watered down at the behest of the United States, and being passing by 156 votes to seven, Bolton launched a blistering attack on the UN, and many of its members.
“Many of the sponsors of that resolution are notorious abusers of human rights themselves, and were seeking to deflect criticism of their own policies,” he said.
“This type of resolution serves only to exacerbate tensions by serving the interests of elements hostile to Israel’s inalienable and recognized right to exist.”
“This deepens suspicions about the United Nations that will lead many to conclude that the organization is incapable of playing a helpful role in the region,” Bolton continued.
“In a larger sense, the United Nations must confront a more significant question, that of its relevance and utility in confronting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that the United Nations is ill served when its members seek to transform the organization into a forum that is a little more than a self-serving and a polemical attack against Israel or the United States,” he said.
Complete text of Ambassador Bolton’s statement here.