So much for the anti-UN Bolton

So the “anti-UN” John Bolton is apparently upset that the recognized chief of state of a sovereign nation didn’t submit to interrogation by UN officials like a common criminal, like a…well, a UN official. Of all the sins of Syria and its leadership, defending their sovereignty is not one. Imagine with me, if you will, that China introduced a Security Council resolution similar to this one applying to the United States and President Bush. Of course, John Bolton would veto it and rightly so. That Syria is a smaller nation or even that it may be part of the Axis of Evil does not make it less sovereign than the United States. There are, of course, ample reasons to take action against Syria on any number of fronts, but these United Nations games instead whittle away at the sovereignty of all nations and should be stopped.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Wednesday that Syria’s leader refused to meet U.N. investigators probing the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister, but would be required to submit to questioning under a proposed new U.N. resolution…
When Bolton was asked whether the detention provision [of the proposed Security Council resolution] would apply to Assad, he replied: “It absolutely includes the president of Syria. No person is above the law.”

ABC News: Envoy: Assad Refused to Be Interviewed

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