Wednesday, April 13


I love this editorial about John Bolton in the Palm Beach Post:

Mr. Bolton's penchant for exaggeration extended to his claim, in 1994, that "there's no such thing as the United Nations." He says now that he was just trying to get his audience's attention. Was he trying to do the same thing in 2003, when his "audience" was Congress and intelligence officials had to stop him from giving a misleading version of the threat posed by Syria? Or this week, when he overstated the State Department's official assessment of Iran's nuclear goals?

As the oil-for-food scandal shows, the U.N. could stand some tough, constructive criticism. But such criticism has to come from someone known for telling the truth, not for twisting it.


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