Just posted this over at Bolton Watch in response to Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Lee Feinstein’s call for a jousting match between our positions on Bolton and the UN Human Rights Council.
Someday I need to explicate for various Bolton-watchers like my colleagues and friends Ivo Daalder and Lee Feinstein the Japanese distinction between tatemae (“surface” or “appearance”) and honne (“reality”).
I’m concerned with Bolton’s honne while I think that they are distracted by our UN Ambassador’s tatemae.
— Steve Clemons
UPDATE: New TWN correspondent Sameer Lalwani provides a nice write-up on John Bolton’s comments Sunday morning at the annual AIPAC public policy conference.