John Bolton is a true liberal in that he, like all Americans, respects representative government, human rights and the rights of minorities. What separates him from most Democrats is that he is a "muscular" liberal. That is, he is not the type to be pushed around by two-bit dictators in the United Nations. In fact, if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate and becomes our ambassador to the United Nations, much needed reform will take place. Does the United Nations really need reform, you ask?? Consider the following disturbing facts about this glorified world body.
There are 191 countries in the United Nations membership. Sadly, 106 of these countries do not have fully democratic elections. Notorious dictators rule 46 of these nations and, schockingly, 6 countries are classified as states of terror by the U.S. State Department!
How does the U.N. stack up concerning human rights? According to Freedom House
, the bi-partisan human rights group started by Eleanor Roosevelt, 6 of the world's 18 most repressive governments ( China, Cuba, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe) are members of the U.N.'s Commission on Human Rights!!!! Check out Debka's
review of Robert Mugabe's tyrannical reign in Zimbabwe, where life expectancy has plummetted from 61 to 39!!!!
Do we even have to review the United Nations Oil-For-Food scandal. A 61 billion dollar debacle that was supposed to help Iraqi citizens get food and medicine, but turned into a scheme that Saddam used to increase his weaponry and fund
terrorists ( possibly even Al Qaeda! ) while U.N. fat-cats got rich!
John Bolton would be a warrior against such despicable behavior. And let's look at one of his previous policy achievements. Serving as the U.S. Undersecretary of State, John Bolton was the key architect of the Proliferation Security Initiative
( PSI ). The PSI is a global effort to prevent wepaons of mass destruction ( WMD ), their delivery systems and associatied materials from being shipped worldwide. The PSI was successful in intercepting a freighter headed for Libya that was hauling parts for nuclear centrifuges. As reported in the Washington Post
, it is believed that this interception was partially responsible for revealing Libya's hidden nuclear weapons developement plan and Libya's eventual conversion.
When the U.S. and other democratic nations do nothing to stop the injustice in the United Nations, we are partially complicit in it's evil actions. Let's hope that wimpy Republicans stand up for John Bolton, an American Patriot and a man that may actually be able to force democratic reform in the failed United Nations.