Eclectic Floridian: BOLTON, possibly a jerk, BUT maybe ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

BOLTON, possibly a jerk, BUT maybe ...

Bolton may be an arrogant jerk, but maybe there's a reason for his nomination.

Could the Bush strategy be to put the UN on notice that their crooked, wimpy approach to dealing with world-class criminals hasn't gone un-noticed by the US? After all, the US IS the UNs major monetary supporter.

I'm begining to wonder if we don't need to send a message to the UN (and to NATO). "You want the advantage of US support, send a little support in return."

Don't get me wrong, Bush's "faith-based" government scares Hell out of me. The GOPs recent attacks on the judiciary, constitutionally protected states rights, and legislative rule-changing for self protection, is disgusting.

But, I'm not sure but what the Bolton nomination may be what is needed to let the UN know they need to get their act together. If it works, maybe NATO needs a nudge to remind them they should start financing their OWN protection.


Blogger Bryan Kerwick said...

Bolton is exactly what Bush should have at the UN.

The Liberals hate his no-nonsense abrasive style as crude and undiplomatic. They seem to think it is more important for others to like us than to pursue policies that put US interests first.

The UN is going to be changed for the next generation with all the problems uncovered with the crooked deals in the oil-for-food program and the attrocities committed in Africa to the very people the UN was supposed to protect. The question is whether we go the redneck route and publically hold the UN and it's member countries responsible for their misdeeds in a not so diplomatic fashion with Bolton and get done what needs to be done or go the Liberal route with someone who will want to be liked and not demand the answers to the tough questions that need to be asked and answered in order to fix the UN.

This is no time for the US to be squimish about the criminal activities of the UN and many of our so-called allies.Forcing total acountability upon the UN and mrmber states is of utmost importance at this point as this is the window of opportunity to get real reforms thru at the UN.

We absolutely need someone who is not afraid to kick ass and take names in a very public fashion to root out all the abuses and squandering of assets the UN has committed. We need Bolton because he is the right man at the right time for the job.

We can go back to being politically correct diplomats after we fix the problems and not before.

4/26/2005 12:56 AM  
Blogger CWhite said...

Bryan: I agree with you.

I'm not sure this is Conservative vs. Liberal so much as a Policy issue.

You'll notice that my posts are from both sides of the spectrum. US politics is increasingly polarized along these lines. A dangerous trend.

To quote Winston Churchill:
"You can count on the Americans to do the right thing ... after they've tried everything else."

Thanks for your thought-provoking comment.

5/03/2005 9:01 AM  

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