by Ambassador John Bolton
"THE Obama administration's decision not to at tend this week's "Durban II" conference on racism in Geneva means that boycotting outrageous United Nations parleys is now officially bipartisan US policy. This is real US leadership.
The decision is likely the administration's most painful foreign-policy call to date. Nonetheless, the US boycott is a major diplomatic signal with long-term ramifications, despite the State Department's effort to bend its knee by expressing "regret" at the decision.
As depressed as backers of unconstrained US "engagement" must be, our boycott reflects an inescapable reality: The outcome of Durban II was going to be as hateful and anti-Semitic as that of the original, 2001 UN "anti-racism" conference in Durban, South Africa. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech to the parley yesterday proved the point, as he viciously attacked Israel and America. Several nations, including Britain and France, walked out in protest.
... (this) effectively reaffirms President George W. Bush's 2001 approach and makes withdrawing from UN events a respectable policy option. It legitimizes the US assertion of its interests and those of its friends and allies, rather than repeatedly succumbing to the simplistic notion that "engagement" is always preferred."
Yup. We all know how racism and full frontal scumbaggery is rampant in the U.N. and ridiculous venues such as the Durban (should be spelled Turban) Conference in Geneva.
But the angry, rock throwing, house burning, building 'sploding' left...the REAL insider terrorist threat to the U.S....doesn't think so and it'll make lunatic heads spin to hear that their jug eared boy blunder is following in Chimp Bush's footsteps.
Extra wide grin.