Thursday, March 10, 2005


Seems like there are some problems with Blogger and/or
I have been unable to access blogrolling since early this morning and
now I am having trouble getting onto another blogger site.

However, I have reached a conclusion about one important matter. I am a
John Bolton fan. For all the reasons the socialist Guardian dislikes
him, I am a fan. (I haven't heard the term Americanist used very often,
but I rather like it. I hope most would see me as an Americanist.)

The enemy within

How an Americanist devoted to destroying international alliances became
the US envoy to the UN

"John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the US ambassador to
the UN. "If I were redoing the security council today, I'd have one
permanent member because that's the real reflection of the distribution
of power in the world," Bolton once said. Lately, as undersecretary of
state for arms control, he has wrecked all the nonproliferation
diplomacy within his reach. Over the past two decades he has been the
person most dedicated to trying to discredit the UN. George Orwell's
clock of 1984 is striking 13."

If they aren't referencing Hitler it's always Orwell isn't it? Do they not understand that 1984 was simply Stalin's USSR set in "the future" written by a shell shocked devoted
communist who went nuts when Stalin's atrocities came to light?

"In his first year, he forced the US withdrawal from the anti-ballistic
missile treaty, destroyed a protocol on enforcing the biological weapons
convention, and ousted the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition
of Chemical Weapons. He scuttled the nuclear test ban treaty and the UN
conference on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. And he
was behind the renunciation of the US signature on the 1998 Rome statute
creating the international criminal court. He described sending his
letter notifying the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, as "the happiest
moment of my government service".

(That is simply a stunning list of fantastic accomplishments. If there was an international court, howlong would it take for charges to be brought against every President we
have, and for some right wing nut to bring charges against French puppets in retaliation?)

Sorry for the formatting, it must look terrible. I'll try and fix it
when blogger gets its crap together.

(emailed in ESK).