Monday, August 1


President Bush has appointed John Bolton, through what's termed a "recess appointment," as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations despite the fact that Senate Democrats worked diligently (and successfully) to deny Bolton confirmation.

The question I have: why would anyone want this thankless job in the first place, let alone after being denied Senate confirmation over five months of heated political battle? The United Nations is a defunct, corrupt organization that is beyond reform and keeping to its charter. That's why former president Bill Clinton wants so desperately to become its Secretary-General.


POSTSCRIPT: (with apologies to the screenwriter of "Men of Honor")

The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If the U.N.'s money is lost, he finds it. If the U.N.'s image is sunk, he brings it up. If the U.N. gets in the way, he moves it. If he's lucky, he'll get Senate confirmation and die young (or become President, as Bush '41 did). But he'll never be a hero for being in the U.N.

I don't know why anyone would want to be Ambassador to the United Nations!