The following piece is an article that is currently running in Le Figaro, France's leading newspaper. I have not changed a word with the exception of putting an emphasis on the editorial lies and misleading nuance with italicized red typeface [I have made my own editorial comments in the lilac typeface encased in brackets]. What is reported as fact is anti-American opinion and yet you know it is influencing all those that read it. This is exemplar of the World Press at large and I will from time to time, perform this exercise so that you see why the American public generally ignores world opinion and rightly so - Atlas
By Philippe Gelie, Le Figaro's correspondent in Washington
It is, without a doubt, appropriate that the first political battle of George W. Bush's second term has the United Nations as its focus. But in choosing John Bolton as the next American ambassador to the U.N., the president has entered into an arm wrestling match with Congress, which is requiring him to reconsider his own strength [actually its just a couple of left wing lunatic senators, not the Congress-Atlas]
The process is not lacking in audacity: John Bolton at the United Nations is a bit like a pyromaniac fireman. This 56-year-old ultraconservative, who up to now has been the undersecretary of state for non-proliferation, has expressed only disdain for an international institution whose role, in his eyes, is limited to supporting American foreign policy [in his eyes? excuuuuse me but the UN is virulently anti-American let alone "limited in supporting America"- Atlas]. Certain statements, notably when he said that ten floors of the United Nations building in New York could be eliminated "without it making any difference," have inspired a particular vigilance among Democratic members [uh......how many was that?- Atlas] of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, where the confirmation procedure is taking place. New damaging allegations [what new allegations, the lies from the plagerist, infamous anti-Bush supporter psycho Melody Townsel?-Atlas] - have also surfaced, turning his nomination into a State affair.
Under his graying mop [huh?-Atlas] and with his short mustache, Bolton has mostly distinguished himself for his intemperance [really, the man has decades of distinguised public service, confirmed four previous times by the Senate (for other positions), a resume unrivaled and matched by few-Atlas], as much in his work relationships as with interlocutors who don't agree with his point of view. On at least two occasions, on Cuba in 2002 and on Syria in 2003, this very ideological "hawk" has behaved violently toward CIA analysts who refused to back up his accusations of proliferation for lack of substantial proof. In numerous cases, he has tried to silence or fire those who have stood up to him [that whiner wasn't straight with Bolton, plain and simple, the man should be allowed to make decisions .... helllloooo-Atlas]. Testimony regarding his brutality toward colleagues is multiplying [oh puhleeeeze - this from the House of Vichy and Chirac], and even some of his superiors may not have been safe. In 1994, he is said to have [to who, said by who? pure hearsay.....aka bullshit] chased a colleague in a hotel in Moscow, throwing objects and banging on her door.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview last year with the Washington Times that on a scale of conservatism going from zero to one hundred, Bolton would be at "about 98."[so what?....better an LLL?-Atlas] Recently, he gave his opinion on Bolton's character "in private" [if it was "in private" hoes does this Fwench newspaper know about it?] to several senators who asked. That was enough to make four of the ten Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hesitate [like who? Voinovich? He wan't even there! I was there, I watched those embarassing hearings, he was not at the hearings. Voinovich is a RINO ba da bing!-Atlas]. In order to pursue the investigation [into Bolton], the vote has been moved to May 12. About twenty "interviews" have been scheduled so far, and a questionnaire is to be submitted to Bolton asking him to provide the content of e-mails and phone calls regarding his confrontations with the intelligence community. If proven, the intimidation of CIA agents and the manipulation of sensitive information could cost him the position. [What a joke! if if if if.....if Le Figaro had its way...let's talk about the French UN peacekeepers raping little girls in the Congo, shall we? -Atlas]
Powell's intervention infuriated the White House, which has shown a united front. George W. Bush hailed John Bolton as "the right man for this important position," and his vice president, Dick Cheney, to whom the shady diplomat is close, denounced the "unfounded accusations." [why the quotes? -Atlas] The big names in the Administration have taken up a campaign to pressure senators, the most reluctant of whom may be summoned for a briefing in the Oval Office [and who is telling Le Figaro this? the White House?-Atlas]. Steering clear of the candidate's personality, the Administration has turned the matter into a debate on the U.N. "There is clearly a lot to do at the United Nations," said Dick Cheney. "We are the host country and the biggest contributor and its success depends on American support."
"A vote for Bolton is a vote for reform at the United Nations; a vote against him is for the status quo," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. The formula aims to put those who are hesitant on the defensive, American public opinion being rather unfavorable toward the U.N., especially since the war in Iraq and the "oil for food" scandal. But the real stakes remain domestic: "If this nomination fails, that will mean that there is a notable resistance from moderate Republicans to a unilateral foreign policy," said Richard Haas of the Council on Foreign Relations. Republican senators have started to count their votes to force Bolton's confirmation in a plenary session [the Republicans have a majority in both Houses...hellooooo-Atlas] "It would be a disturbing sign if the president didn't have his party's support," said a congressional assistant [who? who? who?-Atlas].
In the meantime, the affair is a favorite topic for editorialists. One even suggested another post [for Bolton]: ambassador to France. [are they disgusting or what? Although G-d knows, Fwance could use a guy like Bolton just to instruct in veracity-Atlas]