UN critic Bolton a good selection as US ambassador

For the beleaguered United Nations, brought to near extinction by virulent diplomacy, help is on the way.The UN needs a shake-up. Without it, the organization will die of ineffectiveness and irrelevance.The job has begun, however, with the nomination of an outspoken critic as US ambassador. The nominee, Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton, speaks his mind, which apparently throbs with all that’s wrong at the UN. While working at the State Department during the administration of former President George H. W. Bush, Bolton helped bring about the 1991 repeal of a 1975 General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism.With the current administration, he led the withdrawal of US...

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