Monday, March 07, 2005

Bush Tags a Tough Guy for Ambassador to the UN

President Bush in his infinite wisdom picked a person with cojones to be the Ambassador to the Useless Nitwits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton, an outspoken arms control expert who rarely muffles his views in diplomatic nuance, is President Bush's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, three government officials said Monday.

Bush, already viewed suspiciously in some sectors of the United Nations for his pre-emptive attack in 2003 on Iraq, reached out to a tough lawyer whose strong statements have irked leaders in North Korea and China.

Last month, for instance, in a strongly worded speech in Tokyo, Bolton lashed out at China before an international audience for not stopping its munitions companies from selling missile technology to Iran and other nations the United States considers rogue states.

He also took the lead in strongly opposing plans of European allies to lift an 15-year embargo and sell weapons to Beijing.

In his current post as undersecretary for arms control and international security, Bolton, 56, has traveled the world several times over in the past four years, mostly to try to halt the spread of dangerous technology.

This is the kind of person needed to deal with the Forons™ at the UN, especially China, N. Korea and Europe. We don't need another appeasing wimp, we need someone to tell it like it is, and stand behind the President. And if the UN doesn't like, too bad, MOVE!!

Mr Minority