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Sunday, December 16, 2007

The man who ought to be Secretary of State

Former American ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton lashed out at President Bush today for allowing Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to carry out her foreign policy rather than the President's own:
Bolton , who was a leading hawk in the US administration and favored a tough stance against Iran, North Korea and Iraq, told the Der Spiegel weekly that Bush needed to rein in Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"His foreign policy is in free fall. The president is acting against his own judgment and instincts (and is) under the influence of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice," he was quoted as telling the magazine.

Bolton said Rice's was the dominant voice on foreign policy and that she was a channel for the views of liberal career bureaucrats in the foreign ministry.

"(Bush) does not supervise her enough. That is a mistake," he was quoted as saying, adding that a moderate foreign policy was a threat to US security.

"North Korea will, for example, now keep its nuclear weapons. And the Iranians have got a signal from our own intelligence services that they can do whatever they want.

"I am not as confident as the intelligence services that Iran has stopped its nuclear weapons program."
The truth hurts, eh Mr. President?


At 1:17 AM, Blogger Daniel434 said...

Yea, Bolton rocks. My dream ticket = Newt/Bolton ;)

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

He would clean out State, and Condi would be but a bad memory, along with far too many previous Sec. of States.

Does anyone really believe that Iran has stopped its' nuclear program? President Bush simply cannot be that naive.

John Bolton does not suffer fools lightly, and is not only a friend of Israel, but the arabs would be put in their place.Europe? They would also come out of their lethargy rather quickly. Bolton is formidable, and a real mensch.

Bolton for Sec. of State in 2009!


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