Monday, December 04, 2006

Bolton Out, Time for Cooperation

There is some very welcome news this morning: John Bolton, the recess-appointed UN Ambassador, has finally seen that confirmation was not in the cards and will resign. I repeat my call for the nomination of Jim Leach to act as America's ambassador at the United Nations; he is precisely the kind of diplomat we need representing us there at this time.

Charles at WeThePeople has more on the Bolton departure.

[Update: Hotline has Bush's full statement].

[Update: Drudge says George Mitchell is "said to be on the short-list" to replace Bolton. This seems unlikely, but would certainly be an interesting move and a 180-degree shift from the previous nominee.]


At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Leach is both too competent and too diplomatic. He does not stand a chance.

Bush will likely nominate another right-wing nutjob to the post.

By the way, some nut at the NRO's The Corner is proposing Santorum as the next UN embassador...

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be Zalmay Kalilizad. Bob Novak sez so.


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