It'll be interesting to see how the next round of confirmation hearings play out in the coming week. We'll see the GOP trying to keep its members in line by claiming that it's imperative to stay the course with the current crises in the Middle East. On the other hand is the failure of diplomacy under this administration-- a situation that will be exacerbated if we once again flip off the world by sending them a man known best for his contempt of diplomacy.
United Nations envoys complain that US Ambassador John Bolton's ways foil goals, according to article on the front page of Sunday's New York Times.
"But diplomats focus particularly on an area with less evidence of instructions from Washington and more of Mr. Bolton’s personal touch, the mission that he has described as his priority: overhauling the institution’s discredited management," Warren Hoge writes for The Times.
"Envoys say he has in fact endangered that effort by alienating traditional allies," the article continues.
"They say he combatively asserts American leadership, contests procedures at the mannerly, rules-bound United Nations and then shrugs off the organization when it does not follow his lead," writes Hoge.