John Bolton was the one man in my memory who went to the U.N. with the intention of cleaning the godawful mess up. All others have gone there to play along and suck up our tax dollars. And get nothing done.
Blame the GOP for Bolton's Resignation
by Robert B. Bluey, Human Events On Line
The United States will lose one its best UN ambassadors when John Bolton leaves his post in Turtle Bay at the end of the year. But don't blame Democrats for Bolton's resignation. A handful of Republicans -- and a White House without a backbone -- are at fault for Bolton's departure.
There's no question Democrats played a role in blocking Bolton, but when he was nominated for the UN job on March 7, 2005, Republicans had a Senate with 55 Republicans, Bush was still very much in control of the agenda following his re-election triumph the previous November and the UN was in desperate need of reform in the wake of the oil-for-food scandal.
Despite those factors working in Bolton's favor, the GOP dropped the ball. And once it started rolling, they could never regain control. (link)
Some will say he was too abrasive. Others of us say he wasn't tough enough.
From here, its back to business as usual. Right where the Democrats want it to be. Such a shame.
In a more sane time, our president would leave the post vacant. It really wouldn't make any difference.