John Bolton: How To Build a Coalition

[President Bush today named neoconservative, unilateralist hawk John Bolton as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Just who is John Bolton? ]

“We’re going ahead. If you want to come along, come along. We hope you will. But be advised, we’re going ahead on our own…I believe that approach is most likely to produce a larger coalition, because I think, quite frankly, a lot of the members of the old coalition are looking for that kind of American leadership. And a firm and decisive stand by the United States, paradoxical though it may sound, will actually induce more countries to come along.” – John Bolton, NPR, 1/29/98