Thursday, June 23, 2005

Bolton Fix

Steve Clemons provides your Bolton news for the day. More Republicans calling for the release of the requested information ... how long will the White House continue blocking their own nominee?


At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the stalled Bolton nomination raising the risks to the administration? Every day a U.S. ambassador is not there further demonstrates the marginality of the UN. Isn't this a good thing?

At 12:54 AM, Blogger "A Brown" said...

The whole Bolton thing is a giant kabuki dance. The UN post is rarely a plum diplomatic position, particularly in the current White House. Bolton is being sent there as a punishment but no one can say that out loud. Democrats already have won because Bolton is out of State; it is just political points if they deny the nomination too. No one on ether side can admit this in public because of political considerations, much like Wolfowitz’s move to the World Bank.

At 3:59 PM, Blogger JBD said...

anon: I don't happen to think that marginalizing the UN is a good thing, no.
A: Having Bolton at the UN is still having Bolton with a bigger mouthpiece than he deserves. We need an effective leader there. Bolton's not it.


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