A good opinion piece in the Washington Post this morning by Anne Applebaum about President Bush’s appointment of John Bolton as United Nations ambassador, and the UN as an institution.

“The United Nations is not a popularly elected world government; it isn’t even a collection of well-meaning people who just want peace. It is a group of different agencies with different agendas, some of which are relatively effective and some of which are ineffective or even dangerous.”

Amen.