It’s hard to imagine something more cynical than the White House exploiting Middle East convulsions – in which many innocents on all sides are dying in real time – to divide Americans at home in order to try and squeeze through the Senate confirmation of the pugnacious radicalizer and international de-stabilizer, John Bolton.
For those who have not yet heard, Bolton's nomination is being resurrected by the White House. Bolton will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next Thursday morning [07/27/06] at 9:30 a.m. on the subject of confirming his appointment and ending his "recess appointment status" as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
– Steve Clemons for huffingtonpost.com
Ed.: Considering his “successes” to date – either in achieving World Peace or in lessening the import of the U.N., – why should Bolton continue to represent the U.S.? He’s a failure, and his intentions are moronic. His “our-way-or-the-highway” approach to diplomacy is so last century. Given that the terrorists and other threats to our safety and security are multi-national, shouldn’t we be courting more friends rather than alienating them?