Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Let's See if This Makes the Papers

John Bolton issued a statement earlier today lacerating the UN Security Council for failing to issue a statement condemning the suicide bombing in Netanya. Here's a VOA piece.

Bolton blamed Algeria, VOA said, "for quashing the measure by objecting to a passage urging Syria to close offices of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which claims responsibility for the attack. 'Other governments had questions about particular language. We were perfectly prepared to engage in discussions about constructive suggestions, but Algeria categorically refused to name Syria and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,' he said.

"The U.S. envoy later read the text of the statement to reporters, and lashed out at the Council for what he called 'failing to speak the truth.'" Sounds like the kind of thing one can say about the media, if you ask me.

Let's see if this gets any pickup in the newspapers tomorrow, and how they spin it if they do. Bolton came in for a lot of lumps during the confirmation process, but he's shaping up as just the kind of guy the UN needs to knock heads together -- hard.

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