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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bolton At The UN....

Alan Dershowitz, liberal Democrat writes here why he is a supporter of Bolton's renomination. The Democrats have been able to see his performance over the past year in the job and should judge him on that. Not on some willy nilly bi-partisan GWB witch hunt. However, one the Democrats leading arguments against him is that he is skeptical of the UN's effectiveness given how it currently operates. And I would agree with calling the UN a toothless sloth. Dershowitz writes...
But Mr. Bolton is right to be skeptical, and all the great U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, from Adlai Stevenson to Arthur Goldberg to Pat Moynihan to Jeane Kirkpatrick, have shared that skepticism. Mr. Bolton is absolutely justified in pushing for reform of the notoriously corrupt and inefficient bureaucratic structure in Turtle Bay. As he once said, "If member countries want the United Nations to be respected ... they should begin by making sure it is worthy of respect."
And also, it is important to remember that the role of the United States UN ambassador is to represent the interests of the US at the body not to represent the UN.

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