Thrown the Ball, Bolton Still Drops It

After extolling the virtues of the United Nations during testimony at his nomination hearing, Ambassador nominee John Bolton stated that actualizing the full potential of the international body must include “putting to rest skepticisms that so many feel about the U.N. system.” If there ever was a perfect time for him to reject all the statements that he has made about the U.N., then would have been the time. But tough-minded, unapologetic Bolton again did not — and has yet to — recant on any of his previous remarks.