Monday, 19 October 2009

Bolton: US should withdraw from and defund UNHRC

My morning dose of John Bolton from The WSJ:

The Goldstone Report has important implications for America. In the U.N., Israel frequently serves as a surrogate target in lieu of the U.S., particularly concerning the use of military force pre-emptively or in self-defense. Accordingly, U.N. decisions on ostensibly Israel-specific issues can lay a predicate for subsequent action against, or efforts to constrain, the U.S. Mr. Goldstone's recommendation to convoke the International Criminal Court is like putting a loaded pistol to Israel's head—or, in the future, to America's.

Mr. Bolton points out in his writing that George W. Bush refused to join the new HRC, however President Obama reversed that course, thinking that engagement and playing nice would make everything better. Of course this has not been the case - but don't expect any strong reaction from Washington - the White House is very busy fighting Fox News and reading Chairman Mao.