Bolton Doesn’t Deserve Moral High Ground on Human Rights Council Debate


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.
More later.
— 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.