Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Greatest Diplomatic Retort in U.S. History

This has to be one of the greatest diplomatic retorts -- ever!!
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing sanctions on North Korea's dangerous weapons and condemning Pyongyang's recent missile tests.

North Korea immediately 'totally rejected' the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon said Pyongyang's missile development served 'to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia.'

In response, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told the council that Pak 'set a world record in rejecting it within 45 minutes after its adoption.'

He added: 'I could exercise the right of reply on behalf of the United States -- but on the other hand, why bother?'"