Former U.N. Ambassador Bolton speaks here Wednesday

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will speak in Minneapolis Wednesday at an event held by local supporters of the conservative Heritage Foundation.

He’ll talk about the effectiveness of the United Nations in the speech at the Hyatt Minneapolis.

Tickets for the dinner event are $30 for Heritage members, $60 for non-members and $20 for students. Register online or  get more details at 202-608-1524 or e-mail

Bolton, appointed by President George W. Bush, represented the United States at the U.N. in 2005 and 2006.

His speech will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. panel discussion on the  limits of the U.N. with these Heritage speakers:

  • Steve Groves, research fellow and leader of Heritage’s Freedom Project.
  • Terry Miller, director of Heritage’s Center for International Trade and Economics and former ambassador to the U.N. Economic and Social Council.
  • Brett Schaefer, research fellow in international regulatory affairs at Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and editor of a book with the same title as the panel.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 10/12/2010 - 04:26 pm.

    Unfortunately, Bolton’s job was to weaken the U.N., apparently to leave the U.S. more in control of international relations among countries. He attacked the Millenial Goals Kofi Annan and others had spent years preparing by insisting that somewhere around 500 to 700 U.S. amendments be considered before the goals were voted upon. Some were adopted, thus weakening the goals.

    While Bolton worked on the U.N. from inside, Norm Coleman accused Annan of culpability in the Iraq oil for food scandal, saying that he was responsible for letting Iraq oil sales go through. Although the Voelcker commission found that it was not Annan but member countries of the Security Council that approved each Iraqi oil sale, Coleman dragged out the the same lie two years later in another attack on Annan.

    Bolton is the same neocon who burst into a Florida vote-counting room to yell, “I’m from the Republican Party and I’m here to stop the count.”

    This guy should be picketed by thousands of protestors.

  2. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 10/13/2010 - 10:50 am.

    Is it not verboten John Bolton?

    “…if the UN secretary building in New York lost ten stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference…” John Bolton

    If these same words were spoken in a public place by a peace activist or anyone left-of-far right…would not his home be invaded by the FBI; his records confiscated and his privacy violated?

    It’s worth thinking about when words, in or out of context, can be used against any citizen, sans due process, as a sick fungus called fear grows and ‘terrorism’ becomes the hallmark of these sad times.

    Note please… terror as a two-way street?

    Ignorance and fear and anger subsidize a world that will soon not look anything like a democratic society…with campaigning in season; money and power and lies floating around like dead leaves…it’s been one lousy campaign season folks… and with Republican candidates sounding more like far right religious fanatics…we’ve come a long way here…take another look…there’s the real terror…

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