Friday, May 13, 2005

The Bolton nomination

I don't know what all the fuss is about. There is a saying a friend of mine used worth quoting here. "When we get what we want or we get what we don't want, we get what we deserve!" This is a result of the November 2004 election in which the country, (well less than 50% of us) decided where we wanted to go as a nation. Well here's where we are going!

If you don't like it, maybe you'll start voting again. And don't blame the election process when less than 50% of the population that could vote, actually vote in any election and WeThePeople elect our President and Congress with about 26% of us approving. And here we are trying to promote democracy across the world. Maybe we should try to get it right here before we export it abroad. Just think of this, we are encouraging Iraqi's to protect minority rights there, while we are trying to eliminate them right here in the good old USA by trying to eliminate the Senate's right to filibuster. One Senator has captured Bolton's polarizing effect. Read Senator Dianne Feinstein's latest comments on the Bolton nomination.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could there be a silver lining in the Bolton nomination? They say it took Nixon, a staunch anti-communist, to make an opening to China. Maybe it will take Bolton, a ardent unilateralist, to get the U.S, back in the multilateral fold. In any case, how many Americans actaully share Bolton's skepticism about the UN? I would say a majority. If we see Bolton playing ping pong with Kofi Anna, we will know something is up.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Charles Amico said...

I am skeptical about the UN as well, especially in light of the discoveries about Annan and the Oil for Food program scandal. But wouldn't we be better served with a person not as controversial and with better respect across both parties? I'll bet you can think of many better candidates for this nomination. Why don't you suggest some?

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should go with a career foreign service officer, rather than a political appointee. But I do not have any specific suggestions....

4:39 PM  

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