Move The UN

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bush is doing the job for me

The expected "recess appointment" of John Bolton to the UN as the US Ambassador is an acceptance by pResident Bush of total failure of his chance to reform the UN. (Thanks to the John Bolton expert Steve Clemons for pointing me to this Editorial.)

The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, in an Editorial "Snubbing the Senate" on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, noted:

It's a sign of defeat, since Mr. Bush couldn't get his choice confirmed, even by a Republican-controlled Senate.

It added:

Instead of trying to find a more suitable candidate, Mr. Bush is now expected to wait until Congress recesses for the summer at the end of this week and then appoint the nominee himself under his authority to fill vacancies when the Senate is away. Mr. Bolton would serve until the end of 2006.

But his reputation precedes him, and he could have very little influence at the United Nations. That may be a good thing in this case, but it deprives the United States of a strong and credible voice at the world body at a crucial time. A world summit will be held at the United Nations headquarters in September. |A respected ambassador can accomplish a great deal, including pressing for substantive internal reform.

What more could the world want than an American bumbling village idiot as the US Ambassador to the UN.

The US may disregard the UN, but it is just as easy for the UN to disregard to the US as, anyway the funding of the UN by US is being sharply curtailed.

Soon, if anyone can read a crystal ball, under this imbecile, the US may lose its voting rights in the UN - and that would just make it much more possible to Move The UN from the US.

John Bolton has bungled every job that he has been asked to do!!

We, the "Move The UN" activists, should be cheering for him to be the US Ambassador to the UN.

The Washington Postnoted that it is likely that John Bolton will not even be in New York:

Two months ago, while his confirmation was in trouble, Bolton began efforts to double the office space reserved within the State Department for the ambassador to the United Nations, according to three senior department officials who were involved in handling the request.

Previous ambassadors have kept a small staff in Washington in a modest suite. Bolton told several colleagues he needs more space and a larger staff in Washington because, if confirmed, he intends to spend more time here than his predecessors did.

"Bolton isn't going to sit in New York while policy gets made in Washington," the administration source said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the source lacks authorization to discuss this on the record.

Most of the US budget to the UN will be spent on Bolton and his cohorts.

The UN would be well-advised to start its non-dependency campaign. The planning for the shift would mean effective down-sizing, which means cutting the number of jobs that Americans hold in the the UN structure!!


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