May 26, 2005

Do We Even Need a UN Ambassador?

John Danforth resigned as the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations on December 2, 2004. Almost six months later, Senator Barbara Boxer is asking that the vote to confirm John Bolton be put off for another month -- again.

If we can go six months without a United Nations Ambassador while North Korea threatens a nuclear weapon test; while Iran keeps moving closer to having nuclear weapon; while the genocide in the Sudan continues; while Zimbabwe is destroyed by Robert Mugabe; while Hugo Chavez exports revolution to his neighbors; while Canada abandons representative democracy; while massacres of demonstrators takes place in Uzbekistan; while the UN mishandles the massive tsunami aid contributions; while UN peacekeepers have to be reminded not to have sex with children; and, of course, while the coverup of high level corruption in the UN's Oil for Food Program scandal continues -- well, do we even need a UN Ambassador?

Come to think of it, do we even need a UN?

Posted by Charles Austin at May 26, 2005 03:32 PM