Friday, June 09, 2006

Bolton to Irrelevant UN Twit: Eat Your Remarks

John Bolton's picturesque language:

“Maybe it is fashionable in some circles to look down on Middle America, to say they don’t get the complexities of the world and they don’t have the benefit of continental education and they are deficient in so many ways,” Mr Bolton added. “It is illegitimate for an international civil servant to criticise what he thinks are the inadequacies of citizens of a member government.”

...He also hinted that the US Congress... might reconsider US funding to the UN, which accounts for 22 per cent of the organisation’s annual budget. “Congress has the power of the purse and they feel quite strongly on a bipartisan basis that America has a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, even people from Middle America,” he said, with a note of sarcasm.

Before Mr Bolton arrived in London, Kofi Annan, the UN chief, tried to play down the controversy. “I think the message that was intended is that the US needs the UN, and the UN needs the US, and we need to support each other,” Mr Annan said. “I think the speech by my deputy should be read in the right spirit and let’s put it behind us and move on.”

This blog doesn't often discuss the UN; but it's perfectly apparent that the UN is plagued with the same Bureaucratic Superiority Complex that can be found in Washington DC, or Madison, WI.

And Bolton has a very good solution: cut off the money. Works the same everywhere.

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