UNITED NATIONS (AP) - John Bolton's chief challenge as ambassador to the United Nations will be to work with diplomats from 190 nations in a place he's called irrelevant as he tries to advance President Bush's reform agenda.
This is typical of the media's reporting of John Bolton's recess appointment as the US ambassador to the UN. It just never stops, does it? Let's take it from the top: In my first post about Mr. Bolton, he was accused of chewing out staffers while putting his "hands on his hips" (doing the "Time Warp," no doubt). I wrote more about this when he was accused of "banging doors and throwing things." My third post about him was after the local ABC affiliate showed a "hidden cam" expose about employee abuse, and framed the whole story as a reference to Ambassador Bolton. I went as far as writing to Sens. Schumer and Clinton: "Why are you supporting the fillibuster of John Bolton, the man credited with getting the U.N. to reverse the 'Zionism equals racism' resolution, and keeping him from being our next U.N. ambassador?"...to no avail.
While the mainstream media's attitude has been less than hospitable, I think that the real smear-mongers should be exposed. Read this excerpt from the Center for American Progress:
"He has been called a 'treaty-killer' and a 'guided missile.' He is known as ... the 'anti-diplomat.' Recently he called concerns over how many nuclear weapons North Korea possesses 'quibbling.' ...And, if President Bush has his way, John Bolton will now answer to the title of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations."
YES, HE WILL. GOD BLESS AMERICA,
AND AMBASSADOR BOLTON.