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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Why John Bolton Was a Good Choice for the UN

(via LGF) John Bolton told off the UN the other day after they passed six more meaningless resolutions for the Jews to hand over more of their land to the Palestinians.

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the United Nations
General Assembly demonstrated its irrelevance today by adopting six resolutions
on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including non-binding calls for Israel to
withdraw from the West Bank and Golan Heights.

The General Assembly, consisting of all 191 member governments, passed
resolutions very similar to measures introduced annually by Arab nations for at
least 30 years. The U.S. was joined by no more than seven other nations in
rejecting the resolutions, which won up to 160 votes.

"These resolutions are purely symbolic,'' Bolton told reporters at the UN.

"It is one reason why many people say the UN is not really useful in solving
actual problems. We have been making enormous progress toward solutions in the
Arab-Israeli conflict, and that progress has benefited from UN participation,
but it does not benefit from needless repetition of meaningless resolutions in
the General Assembly.''

Bolton, who has pressed UN member governments to reduce the number of
General Assembly resolutions, said it was up to them to ``decide they want to do
things that are relevant.''

Good job, Mr. Bolton! The reason I don't think much of the UN is because it is completely useless and impotent. It's original conception of being a world forum where governments can peacefully come together to hash out issues with input from other governments is a great idea! The problem is that the UN in its current form is nothing more than a bunch of people sitting around passing resolutions utterly convinced of their effectiveness in the world.

Any good the UN may do, their corruption is not worth it. Anyone who says it is, I would like to see them say that it was worth it for Hitler to come to power in Germany simply because he helped them out of the depression. If you disagree with my characterization, just look at the oil for food scandal. Because of UN corruption, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died because they were making too much money to care about what Saddam was doing--even though they knew anyway.

Kudos to John Bolton for representing the right side of things!