Sunday, March 13, 2005

MEET JOHN BOLTON Some of his more inflammatory statements have been making the rounds. But here are a couple quotes from the man recently nominated as ambassador to the United Nations that haven't received as much attention:
Bolton proposed that the U.N. change from one-nation-one-vote to "one-dollar-one-vote" (thus weighing voting in favor of the wealthy countries), or to voluntary contributions only.

--Inter Press Service, January 22, 2000
John Bolton, who managed U.N. affairs at the State Department for President George Bush (elected 1988, defeated 1992), said recently that the United Nations had "almost no role whatever" in the world "until about 1988, and its role lasted until about 1992."

--Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 17, 1995

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