International Relations

Bolton: Don’t talk about genocide

John Bolton is determined to hear no evil:

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton blocked a U.N. envoy on Monday from briefing the Security Council on grave human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region, saying the council had to act against atrocities and not just talk about them.

Bolton, joined by China, Algeria and Russia, prevented Juan Mendez, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special adviser for the prevention of genocide, from briefing the council on his recent visit to Darfur, despite pleas from Annan and 11 other council members that Mendez be heard.

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Bolton's argument is sinisterly absurd: "I don't want to talk about genocide, I want to do something about it." So what did Bolton propose doing?

He gave no new proposals.