Obama's 'One World' Vision Too 'Radical': Bolton

Ex-ambassador takes exceptions to Democrat's globalism
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 6:12 PM CDT
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., delivers a speech at the victory column in Berlin Thursday, July 24, 2008.    (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s Berlin speech seemed short on content, but actually revealed the senator’s radical globalist thinking, ex-UN ambassador John Bolton writes in the Los Angeles Times. Obama called himself a “citizen of the world,” and said the Berlin Wall fell because “the world stood as one.” But the wall really came down because the US and its allies won an ideological struggle, says Bolton.

Obama outlined what Bolton calls a far-reaching “post-alliance policy,” to bring down walls between races, classes, religions—and former allies. “This is a confused, nearly incoherent compilation,” says Bolton, who contends that those walls are different, and don’t all exist due to misunderstandings. They divide “true differences in values… that lead to human conflict.”