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Author(s) National Review editorial board
Source National Review
Date December 5, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Turtle Bay is a crooked place. No U.S. ambassador can convert its self-serving bureaucrats and envoys of tyrants to standards of probity worthy of Sir Thomas More. What an ambassador can and should do is articulate correct principles as persuasively as possible, rather than sacrificing moral clarity for the sake of a superficial comity. And that is what Bolton did." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Bolton should have been confirmed on the topic Confirmation of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2006.