Thursday, April 21, 2005


WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday urged the Senate to confirm John Bolton as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations despite questions about his temperament that have stalled the nomination. [...] Bush's impromptu remarks, which came at the top of a planned speech in Washington before a meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, were clearly designed to show that the White House is not giving up on Bolton. [ ...] The White House also offered to arrange private meetings between Bolton and any wavering Republicans. There was no indication that Bolton might withdraw. [Yesterday McClellan said,] "Senate Democrats on the committee continue to bring up these allegations that are unsubstantiated, that are unfounded, that John Bolton has addressed in his testimony" before the committee, said White House press secretary Scott McClellan. "I think what you're seeing is the ugly side of Washington, D.C., that people are playing politics with his nomination," McClellan said.
I hope that Bush goes to the mats for Bolton. We mustn't let the Lefties derail Bolton because the status quo at the UN is unacceptable, and Bolton is the perfect man to shake up the status quo and fix the long abused and useless body, and transform it into what it was long ago INTENDED to be: a place where free nations cooperate to protect freedom and human rights of all people everywhere.


Collin said...

Bolton will isolate the United States from the rest of the world, damaging commerce and the ability to project soft power.

McCoy said...

Agreed. Not only will Bolton's "America-First-and-Only" approach not go over well at the UN, but as an ambassador he's more likely to damage relations than foster them.

We all know how well Bush's "with us or against us" ultimatum was received. Bolton will just be more of the same.

Anonymous said...

mccoy says:"We all know how well Bush's "with us or against us" ultimatum was received."

yeah - like if the usa had printed nice invitations to a picnic in Iraq the brave french might have pitched in!

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