- There is no such thing as the United States.
- If the U.S. Capitol building in Washington lost several stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- France's treaties with the U.S. are simply "political," and not legally binding.
That scenario may be imaginary. But the statements are not. Each one came from the mouth or pen of John Bolton. The target of Bolton's contempt, of course, was not the U.S., but the U.N., where, if George W. Bush gets his way, Bolton will soon be serving as U.S. Ambassador. Thus does the Holy American Emperor remind the rest of the world that he doesn't give a rat's ass about what they think.