U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks to an audience during a symposium at Columbia Law School in New York February 25, 2006.
ASSociated Press: Bolton Blasts U.N. ‘Sex and Corruption’
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Saturday that the world body is hobbled “by bad management, by sex and corruption” and a lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions.
John Bolton also criticized the U.N.’s budget, noting that two-thirds of members pay only 20 percent of the cost.
“We find an organization that is deeply troubled by bad management, by sex and corruption and by a growing lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions that are given to them,” Bolton told an audience at a Columbia Law School symposium held by the Federalist Society, a conservative law organization.
This is long overdue criticism of the United Nations. Is it well deserved?
And what about Iran?
Bolton on Saturday also described the U.N. as inept for not being able to stop Iran’s nuclear development and “devaluing the IAEA,” the International Atomic Energy Agency.
“Through all of this, the U.S. has been encouraged by Europe to pursue action through the U.N.,” Bolton said, adding that patience of the administration was wearing thin.
The United States and Israel will NOT await United Nations sanctions to deter Iran’s nuclear program……..