|So what's the deal? We have a guy who likes to hide information from his superiors, berate and threaten his direct reports, and feels that the position he has been nominated for is irrelevant. This brings to my mind two questions:|
- How on earth was John Bolton picked for such an important job?
- Why does he want the job in the first place?
Is this really the best person we should send into the U.N. as our representative? Isn't this kind of like sending Michael Moore to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia?
Why would the man even want the job? If he feels that the UN's legitimacy is derived solely from the pseudo-support given it by the United States, shouldn't he see this job more as a demotion to obscurity than the promotion that it actually is? Perhaps he knows it will increase his public profile and stature, perhaps he feels that he can be the force that finally gets those pesky "Old World" European nations to behave. Perhaps he's been sent in as a spoiler, whose primary purpose is to disrupt all UN proceedings, thereby casting doubt on the organization's credibility as a whole. Whatever the reason, he's not the right man for the job.