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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bolton's attack on the UN

Israpundit has details of US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton's scathing attack on the UN in the aftermath of Friday's General Assembly vote.

Despite the resolution being significantly watered down at the behest of the United States, and being passing by 156 votes to seven, Bolton launched a blistering attack on the UN, and many of its members.

    “Many of the sponsors of that resolution are notorious abusers of human rights themselves, and were seeking to deflect criticism of their own policies,” he said.

    “This type of resolution serves only to exacerbate tensions by serving the interests of elements hostile to Israel’s inalienable and recognized right to exist.”

    “This deepens suspicions about the United Nations that will lead many to conclude that the organization is incapable of playing a helpful role in the region,” Bolton continued.

    “In a larger sense, the United Nations must confront a more significant question, that of its relevance and utility in confronting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that the United Nations is ill served when its members seek to transform the organization into a forum that is a little more than a self-serving and a polemical attack against Israel or the United States,” he said.

    “The Human Rights Council has quickly fallen into the same trap and de-legitimized itself by focusing attention exclusively on Israel. Meanwhile, it has failed to address real human rights abuses in Burma, Darfur, the DPRK, and other countries,” Bolton charged.

    “The problem of anti-Israel bias is not unique to the Human Rights Council. It is endemic to the culture of the United Nations. It is a decades-old, systematic problem that transcends the whole panoply of the UN organizations and agencies,” he continued.

This might be as good a time as any to mention that Claudia Rosett has started a campaign to pay Bolton's salary so that President Bush can re-appoint him during a Congressional recess without him having to work for free, and to mention Pamela at Atlas Shrugs who has campaigned tirelessly to keep John Bolton on the job. If any of you are not yet Blogging for Bolton, please get with the program already!


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