'THE PRESIDENT: Nearly five months ago, I nominated John Bolton to be America's Ambassador to the United Nations. I chose John because of his vast experience in foreign policy, his integrity and his willingness to confront difficult problems head-on. I told the nation that John Bolton would provide clear American leadership for reform at the United Nations. I told them that he would insist upon results.
The United States Senate held thorough confirmation hearings, and a majority of United States senators agree that he is the right man for the job. Yet, because of partisan delaying tactics by a handful of senators, John was unfairly denied the up or down vote that he deserves.
As a result, America has now gone more than six months without a permanent ambassador to the United Nations. This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about U.N. reform. So today I've used my constitutional authority to appoint John Bolton to serve as America's Ambassador to the United Nations. John Bolton will be an important member of my State Department team, led by Condoleezza Rice.
I'm sending Ambassador Bolton to New York with my complete confidence. Ambassador Bolton believes passionately in the goals of the United Nations Charter, to advance peace and liberty and human rights. His mission is now to help the U.N. reform itself to renew its founding promises for the 21st century. He will speak for me on critical issues facing the international community. And he'll make it clear that America values the potential of the United Nations to be a source of hope and dignity and peace.'
Monday, August 01, 2005
President Bush Appoints John Bolton UN Ambassador
That awful grinding noise heard across the country this morning was the collective gnashing of teeth by the dem/leftists, UN ass kissers and appeasers and the assorted usual leftist suspects, over President Bush's appointment of John Bolton as the US Ambassador to the UN. That grinding noise was soon followed by whining, which will likely continue for days, or perhaps even weeks. The full text of the announcement by the President is here.
On Sunday, Chris Dodd went on and on about how Ambassador Bolton did not have much support. Well Chris, if the Ambassador did not have much support, how come you and the other dem/leftists filibustered, preventing an up or down vote in the Senate? Could it be you knew that Ambassador Bolton would have been easily confirmed? Harry Reid called Ambassador Bolton a "seriously flawed and weakened candidate." Weakened in what way Harry? Oh that's right, you and your dem/leftist buddies do not like the Ambassador's penchant for straight talking. Then there was Teddy Kennedy whining about "a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent." (Source ) Well Teddy, here is a news flash, the filibustering of presidential nominees, goes way outside of the Senate's constitutional Advice and Consent role. In the coming hours and days, there will be more whining from the left. The President did the right thing. This nomination has been held up way too long by those more interested in playing petty politics, then what is good for the country. - Sailor