Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Embarrassed Nation

Bush's recess appointment of Bolton to the U.N. is argurably one of the low points of this misadministration. Having failed at leadership on every front and stupidly engaging us in an unjust and costly war Bush now wants to cap it all off by appointing someone to the U.N. that, from the view of the rest of the world, will not represent the U.S. but only Bush. The rest of the U.N. will know that Bolton only speaks for the aberrant Bush and Cheney and not for America and he will be marginalized and ignored.
The audacity of Bush Cheney to insist that a political hack like Bolton is even worth considering for a post that has been occupied by people such as Adlai Stevenson, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Arthur Goldberg, William Scranton, Andrew Young, Jean Kirkpatrick, Madeline Albright, Richard Holbrooke, Bill Richardson, and John Danforth is unbelievable. John Nichols of The Nation sums it up quite nicely:

At a time when the United States should be a full and active participant in the United Nations, it will instead be [a] marginalized force -- an embarrassed land represented by one its most embarrassing sons.

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