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Ten to One

There should be a large stone statue of John Bolton somewhere, soon — at least before it becomes taboo to depict the human form. At a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, where every freedom-loving nation, hating Islamism, showed themselves too fearful to say so, Bolton cast the single no vote, blocking a proposition which would condemn Israel’s self-defense and, now, its freely-offered contribution to the War on Terror:

The U.S. has rejected a Security Council resolution put forward by Qatar on behalf of Arab states that would have condemned Israel’s two-week military incursion into Gaza.

The vote on the draft resolution was 10-1, with the U.S. voting no and four countries abstaining: Britain, Denmark, Peru and Slovakia.

To well-brook being so hated is a real talent that Mr. Bolton has. Whoever leads the United States in international affairs will always be the figurehead for a firebrand and an upstart. The question is whether he apologizes for America’s eternal activism or lords it. Certainly, there are times when our international stance should be retiring. Now isn’t one, and I consider it a wonderful thing that we are represented by the right man at the right time. It doesn’t happen often, after all.


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