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The Bolton Factor

The United Nations Security Council Wednesday condemned Hezbollah for its attack Monday on Israel.

“This condemnation – slamming Hizbullah by name for ‘acts of hatred’ – marked the first time the Security Council has ever reprimanded Hezbullah for cross-border attacks on Israel. The condemnation followed by two days a failed attempt to get a condemnation issued …When asked what changed from Monday to Wednesday, one diplomatic official replied: ‘John Bolton.’ …

“The statement against Hizbullah came just a few weeks after the Security Council condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his call to wipe Israel off the map. That was also a precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel.”

Isn’t astonishing what can be accomplished by an individual who has principles, conviction, guts and determination?

And wouldn’t it be nice if those who opposed Bolton would now acknowledge that they were wrong? But you know how those folks are: They never admit mistakes.

There’s more here.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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