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I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified. I don't have the language skills. I, you know, my language skills were romance languages and stuff. We're looking for Arabists today. I don't have the cultural background probably. And I certainly don't have the technical skills, uh, as my children remind me every day, "Dad you got to get better on your computer." Uh, so, the things that you need to have, I don't have.
Originally posted by Simulacra
Despite the fact that this guy looks like your typical clown he speaks the truth, even though he presents it in a manner that can be deemed offensive. We do operate the UN and it does serve the political interest of the world's leading superpower, the USA. What is wrong with stating the obvious?
Originally posted by Carseller4
When you appoint someone to oversee an agency, you want them somewhat critical of it. Would you want a person that ran a logging company to be named Interior Secretary? Would you want a Ford Motor Company executive be named to Transportation Secretary. Would you want an executive from Phizer to be head of the FDA?
Having someone critical of the UN is perfect. Come on people, think about it.
[edit on 9-4-2005 by Carseller4]
Originally posted by marg6043
Well dg, that is what all Bush appointees have in comun..........they all belong to the same boys club.
They all will do what the administration wants them to do, and will do it blindly, and they all will.............in case of the world doomsday will bundle together in the same bunker while like you said we the replaceable majority will be sacrifice in their place.
Originally posted by Nygdan
The general public is also, apparently, more interested in nationalism than internationalism.
Originally posted by Nygdan
The clip indicates that he is a nationalist, rather than an internationalist.
Why is this a problem? The administration is more interested in nationalism than internationalism. The general public is also, apparently, more interested in nationalism than internationalism.
I'm not saying it should be, but, why form the question this why? He will be the representative because he does represent the people, at this point in time.
Extreme Unilateralist or Strong Leader?
The confirmation hearings for John Bolton -- Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- began Monday in Washington.
Bolton has worked in federal government -- mostly in the State Department -- for the past 25 years. He presently serves as the undersecretary of state for arms control and international affairs. Bolton's nomination stunned many in Washington because he has been one of the Bush administration's fiercest critics of the U.N.
Every Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reportedly plans to reject his nomination and Senate Republicans have also expressed concern over whether Bolton is the right man for the job. In addition, a group of 59 former U.S. diplomats have signed a letter to Sen. Richard Lugar, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calling for the Senate to reject Bolton's nomination.
The Armageddon Man
When Irving Kristol — regarded by many as the "godfather of neoconservatism" — described a neoconservative as a "liberal who has been mugged by reality," he was not describing John Bolton. Unlike many of his supporters in the Bush administration, the U.N. ambassador-designate did not start out his political career on the center-left — either as a liberal, social democrat, or socialist.
In the 1950s through the 1970s, the political forerunners who established neoconservatism as the defining trend within American conservatism went through a left-right transformation. In that political morphing, the neoconservatives have redefined U.S. politics from the Reagan administration through the current Bush administration.
Bolton shares much with the closely knit neoconservative political camp: their red-meat anticommunism, their obsession with China, their support of right-wing Zionism in Israel, and their glorification of U.S. power as the main force for good and against evil in our world. Bolton has also forged close links with neoconservatives while a scholar at the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Although sharing most of the neoconservative ideology, Bolton is not himself a true-blue neocon.