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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The beginning of the end

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Stymied by Congress, Bush appointed Johm Bolton to the post of Ambassador to the United Nations during the Congressional recess in an attempt to get his way without approval, as is his modus operendi on world affairs.

As we know, John Bolton, who is known for his "kiss up, kick down" style of management, has no love for the United Nations. To appoint him to the post of Ambassador to the UN is more that a slap in the face to the international community, it's a statement that we don't care what the rest of the world thinks, we're going to do what we want anyway.

This was apparent in our invasion of Iraq. Despite world opinion, we fabricated justification to bomb the hell out of a country that we just didn't like, partly because that country had the audacity to attempt an assasination on our current president's dad. It obviously didn't succeed, but that didn't stop us. We invented evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction, even illegally attempted to discredit those who said Iraq didn't have WMDs, and proceeded to "shock and awe" the non-believers.

Now we're going to put someone in the UN who doesn't believe there should be a UN, and call it diplomacy.

Never mind that this guy has a history of attempting to ruin the careers of those who disagree with him. Or that he abuses his subordinates as if they were disposable.

Our president has faith in him.

Just as our president has faith in Karl Rove, who exposed an active CIA agent in order to discredit her husband who had the cojones to criticize our president's rationale for starting a war in Iraq.

Just as our president has faith in Tom DeLay who, although he gushes his Christian values while cowering behind subordinates who take the rap for illegal campaign funding violations, faces indictment himself for spearheading these crimes.

Just as our president has faith that, by waging war in Iraq, we keep the terrorists from attacking us at home. I don't share that faith, and neither do the people in Spain, England or Egypt, all of whom have had terrorist attacks on their homeland since our invasion of Iraq.

So the president's choice to represent us to the rest of the world, including Spain, England and Egypt, does not leave me with a lot of confidence in his ability to contribute to a global solution for protection from terrorism.

John Bolton is a self-serving spoiled bureaucrat. He doesn't play nice with his fellow employees, and he's known for losing it with those he doesn't agree with. Is this really the guy we want negotiating our safety from terrorism?

Becaause if I were the rest of the world, I would say to hell with this guy, let him be the target.

Nations with issues can petition the UN, but not if the US is involved.

I can't go for that. This doesn't make us safer.

But what I say doesn't matter. Bush has made his choice, and that choice has set us on a course for destruction.

I, for one, will be trying to minimize the damage. Hopefully you will be too.


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