Move The UN

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Steve Clemons makes a comment

Steve Clemons is the author of the Blog known as The Washington Note. He is the expert on the entire John Bolton story of nomination to the United Nations as the US Ambassador.

In his posting today, he made two observations if Bolton was made as a recess appointment by Bush.

1. Bolton will hold one of America's highest profile diplomatic portfolios without the validation of American citizens behind him. He will not have the Senate stamp of legitimacy on his Ambassadorship and thus will be perceived at home and abroad as without "weight."

2. During this era of preaching "democracy" throughout the world -- which means not just "electocracies" or "ballot box democracies" but rather a system of checks and balances, respect for minority rights, and rule of law -- sending John Bolton to the U.N. is a lesson that legislatures can be ignored and minority rights in government trampled by the demands of the Executive Branch.

With Bush claiming a "mandate" with the stolen 2004 Presidential election, is this not exactly how one would expect Bush to behave?


  • I'm For moving the UN,but I am also in favor of halting the US contribution of funds to operate this giant fiasco to human dignity..

    By Blogger Howard, at 21:33  

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