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Peace Action: Bolton Exposed as 'U.N.Diplomatic' on Capitol Steps; Photo Available

Contact: Paul Kawika Martin, 301-565-4050 ext. 316 or 951-217-7285 (cell) or; Scott Lynch, 301-565-4050 ext. 330 or 703-725-5680 (cell), both of Peace Action

WASHINGTON, June 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- With the Capitol as a backdrop, dozens of "U.N.diplomats" stood holding oversized headshots/masks of John Bolton marked "U.N.diplomatic" and an 11 by 2 foot banner exclaiming "Bolton: U.N.diplomatic." in protest of the possible imminent Senate confirmation vote for the position of United Nations Ambassador.

"Bolton is U.N.diplomatic," said Joe Volk, executive secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers).

"Republicans and Democrats agree that Bolton will fail to represent Americans at the United Nations," stated Paul Kawika Martin, organizing and political director for Peace Action.

Evidence continues to mount that Bolton is "U.N.diplomatic." The Senate may vote this week on the confirmation of John Bolton to be U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bolton's history as a far right-wing political bomb thrower and his ideas about the U.N. having ten less floors are well known. (see NOTE 1) Also much discussed is Bolton's habit of putting his personal politics before those of our government's. (see NOTE 2)

"Bolton is a loose cannon. He has intimidated and tried to fire a host of subordinates, intelligence analysts and even U.N. officials. And worse, he stretched the truth to senators telling them that he did not abuse subordinates. The Senate should not confirm Bolton," Martin concluded.

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John Bolton quotes:

1) "There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference," Bolton stated at the 1994 Global Structures Convocation, New York, N.Y.

2) "We do not support the promotion of international advocacy activity by international or non-governmental organizations, particularly when those political or policy views advocated are not consistent with the views of all member states." -- John Bolton's statement to the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects, 9 July 2001. This stands in stark contrast to the official policy of the United States, which is to support and strengthen the involvement of non-governmental organizations in international processes.


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