I looked back at a 2005 article from NPR which had some great quotes from John Bolton’s past.

NPR:

John Bolton on the U.N.:

“If confirmed, I look forward to working closely with this committee to forge a stronger relationship between the United States and the United Nations, which depends critically on American leadership.”

Statement made at the State Department following his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N., March 7, 2005

“There is no United Nations. There is an international community that occasionally can be led by the only real power left in the world, and that’s the United States, when it suits our interests and when we can get others to go along.”

Speech before the Global Structures Convocation in New York, Feb. 3, 1994

“The United States makes the U.N. work when it wants it to work, and that is exactly the way it should be, because the only question, only question for the United States is what’s in our national interest. And if you don’t like that, I’m sorry, but that is the fact.”

Speech before the Global Structures Convocation in New York, Feb. 3, 1994

“If I were redoing the Security Council today, I’d have one permanent member, because that’s the real reflection of the distribution of power in the world — the United States.”

Interview with Juan Williams on National Public Radio, June 6, 2000

“I have consistently stressed in my writings that American leadership is critical to the success of the U.N., an effective U.N., one that is true to the original intent of its charter’s framers.”

Statement made at the State Department following his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N., March 7, 2005

 

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