The UN has high standards
John O, over at Brain Droppings, thoughtfully educates us about the standard for a new United States ambassador to the UN:
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's newly appointed chief of staff, Mark Malloch Brown, comments on the Bolton nomination:Nice of them to be so straightforward about what they want: they clearly want someone who won't insult or threaten them by using red pen on their anti-Semitic, anti-American position papers.I think many of us do think there is a silver lining to this, that a good ambassador from the United States to the U.N. also has to be a good ambassador from the U.N. to Washington. (Emphasis mine [John's])An outrageous statement. Does the UN kleptocracy really believe that the American ambassador to the UN must represent their intertests? Have our previous ambassadors fostered this ridiculous and dangerous mentality?