I was not one that was too upset about John Bolton's nomination... I mean, what are we going to get from Bush for the UN anyway? Not much better.
But after having seen a clip of Bolton discussing the UN at a panel where he urged everyone that there isn't really even a thing called the UN, that there is only US interested and when the US wants, international cooperation... um... that's not a good ambassador.
I'm not saying people can't feel that way about the UN, sure... go right ahead. We ought to debate the UN, our national interest, etc. etc, but come on now, it's a bit much to send an ambassador that doesn't believe the institution he's in exists... what kind of diplomat is that?
It's a statement that "we don't believe in diplomacy"... and even if that were true, it's stupid to say that considering we do, in fact, need cooperation in the world. It's a bit daft, that's all.