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Fox News: The UN is an "Enormously Disingenuous, Phony Institution"

Reported by Melanie - April 12, 2005

Comment: I believe the Bush administration wants to destroy the United Nations. I believe it wants to remove all obstacles to its goal of world dominance and it sees the UN as being one of those obstacles. Bush's nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN is indicative of how serious he is, as Bolton has made no secret of the fact that he thinks the UN is a useless institution.

Today (April 12, 2005), in a "Common Sense" segment chock full of hypocrisy, Neil Cavuto, Fox's most senior business news anchor/editor, unreservedly backed Bolton's nomination. Here's what he said:

"Well, do you ever notice there's a certain sameness to the folks we elect, even appoint to office? Presidents are almost always former governors, or senators or congressmen. They, in turn, appoint career diplomats to diplomatic positions, those trusted by institutions to represent us at those institutions. For me, it gets boring, then, lo and behold, lightening strikes and we put a man or a woman into a job that doesn't fit this cookie cutter mold.

"This is the case of John Bolton, a longtime critic of the United Nations to be our guy at the United Nations. Now, critics of Bolton say that makes for a poor fit. Why? Because he dares to criticize the institution of which he'll become a part. Because he has the nerve to call the UN for what it is, an enormously disingenuous, phony institution more inclined to look after its own interests than the world's interests. Bolton had the nerve to call the UN on the carpet for double standards and clubby deals. He wants them held accountable for that. He's a poor fit? I say he'd be a poor fit if he didn't challenge the hypocrisy there. The anti-Americanism there. And yes, the arrogance there. I'd say he'd be a poor fit if he didn't question scandals that have tainted this organization's name and standing. He should be commended for calling a spade a spade, not replaced by some mindless bureaucrat who wouldn't know his you-know-what from his you-know-what.

"All I know is it took Ronald Reagan's evil-empire-talk to bring down an evil empire, John Kennedy's thoroughly liberal credentials to see the wisdom of cutting taxes and Richard Nixon's stern anti-communism to opening the doors to China itself. None were cutting cookies. They were cutting to the chase, making history, and making a difference. We'd be wise to consider the wisdom of the same man doing it again."

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