An interesting take on John Bolton

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Will Franklin at WILLisms has a wonderful thought about how the Democrats are actually helping John Bolton become an effective force for change at the United Nations when he becomes nominated:
He Wishes He Had John Bolton's Reputation.
This weekend, while watching The Interpreter, with Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, ruminating upon the UN's Human Rights Commission re-electing serial abuser Zimbabwe to a three year term, it hit:

Although the smear campaign against John Bolton has become increasingly absurd, wouldn't it be nice if it were all true? Wouldn't it be great if John Bolton were the caricature the left is making him out to be, of a rabid rageaholic who nearly bites heads off of unsuspecting bureaucrats? Isn't that precisely what the United Nations needs, someone to knock some heads together, someone to call out certain fellow democracies for their moral ambivalence, someone to rip fear societies a new one?

The United Nations should be a force for good in the world. It has been reduced to, at best, an enabler of tyrants, and, at worst, run by them.
Will sets the stage and then presents this scenario:
Now, this scrutiny, this delay, may end up being Bolton's greatest gift, his most effective asset. He will go to the United Nations, and people will quiver and quake before his anticipated wrath. He will speak, and people will expect thunder. And when he does speak, and his words are reasonable, lucid, succinct, and rational, the world will wonder "who is this man? He isn't the man we've been reading about these past several weeks. He's not so bad."

But one day, when something absurd happens at the United Nations (and it will), Bolton, backed by the reputation he has earned over the past few weeks, will only have to furrow an eyebrow and raise his voice a bit, and people will know that America means business.

It's easy to wish that Bolton were as ill-tempered as Senate Democrats describe him. It's easy to imagine him walking into the UN and quite literally ripping the appendages off of the representatives of brutal dictators, utilizing them as weapons to pummel the enablers and equivocators.

John Bolton just is not that guy.

Isn't it nice, however, that the world, thanks to the Democrats, now thinks he is?
Once again Dems -- thanks! From the bottom of our hearts. Sincerely. Heh...

1 Comment

WILLisms.com really does have it right! I agree he is just not that mean,ugly,vile, raging man that they want him to be!... I believe that the way the Dems. are operating is so inappropriate and uncalled for! Americans should tell them they need to actually get something done for once! Instead of playing these partisan political antics! Social Security does need reform and The United Nations needs a man like John Bolton!

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