So John Bolton is considering a vanity run at the White House. What if he wins? Imagine, for a moment, that it is May 2013. President Bolton has been in office for 100 days. What would a John Bolton agenda look like?
This is what it looks like when an indicted war criminal thumbs his nose at the international community:
Between July 30 and August 3rd, two militia groups in eastern DRC went on a rampage and gang-raped at least 179 women in a community of villages. The UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo has a base about 30 kilometers from the site of the attack--but apparently was unaware of the attacks as they were happening.
CNN interviews a UN Refugee Agency worker on the ground in Pakistan. On its website, UNHCR says "$40 provides 10 blankets for flood victims in Pakistan displaced by floods; $100 provides a refugee with a survival kit containing a blanket, a mattress, a kitchen set, a cooking stove and soap; $200 provides an all-weather tent to shelter a displaced family."
The emergency phase of the Pakistan flood effort continues at pace. Apparently, there are some 800,000 people reachable only by air. That's 800,000 people who's only lifeline is a handful of US and Pakistani helicopters in the area.
In a March 2008 article in the American Prospect, ]the journalist Spencer Ackerman wrote the first serious attempt to understand the organizing principals of then-candidate Obama’s foreign policy vision. Ackerman discovered that should Obama assume the presidency, "the Obama doctrine” as he put it, would be premised on “an agenda of ’dignity promotion’ to fix the conditions of misery that breed anti-Americanism and prevent liberty, justice, and prosperity from taking root.”