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Monday, December 11, 2006

Zalmay Khalilzad leading candidate to replace Bolton at the UN

Townhall.com is reporting that Zalmay Khalilzad, who recently was announced as leaving the position of US ambassador to Iraq, is the leading candidate to replace John Bolton as US ambassador to the UN.
President Bush was reported by aides as looking for someone who approximates Bolton's combination of toughness and diplomatic skill and has tentatively decided on Khalilzad. A native of Afghanistan, he has served in government posts dating back to 1985 and is the highest-ranking Muslim in the Bush administration.

A footnote: State Department sources have said Andrew Card, who on April 14 finished five years as White House chief of staff, was interested in the UN post and was a dark horse to get it. However, he never made any such desire known to the president and is not being considered for the UN.
Am I the only one who has that sinking feeling upon hearing this? The other name that has been mentioned as a possible successor to Bolton is former U.S. deputy ambassador at the U.N., Richard Williamson.


At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Bush is that stupid or weak. It appears to me that he is taking the republican defeat as an opportunity to get back at Olmert for his stupidity in Lebanon which may have caused the democrats to win in the first place.
Now that clown is so desperate that he has become a menace to all of us. I wish I could do something about it, but HaShem knows best.


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