Monday, August 01, 2005

President Bush appoints John Bolton as UN ambassador by recess appointment.

From the Free Press

"""Bush names Bolton to UN; Democrat calls Bolton 'damaged goods'

Monday, August 1, 2005


WASHINGTON - President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.

"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform," Bush said. He said Bolton had his complete confidence.

Bush put Bolton on the job in a recess appointment - an avenue available to the president when the Congress is in recess. Under the Constitution, a recess appointment during the lawmakers' August break would last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007."""

I'm glad to see that President Bush made that appointment. John Bolton is what we need there taking on the UN and their strongly left-wing agenda there. He is a straightforward speaker who doesn't use the usual "diplospeak" all the time, and has a history of putting America first. He told the UN "NO" at the Small Arms conference several years back, when the UN asked Americans to disregard the Second Amendment.

We don't need to be liked abroad. We need to be respected.

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