Ambassador John Bolton totally outclassed Senator John F. Kerry in the Senate hearings on Thursday,
DANEgerus has the Video HERE
John Kerry was really no match for UN Ambassador John Bolton:
Democrats like John Kerry have vowed to fight the nomination (of John Bolton). Kerry showed up at the very last minute of today's hearing and it turned into a barbed exchange between the Bush Administration's attempt to engage North Korea in 6 party talks:
John Bolton: It's the nature of multilateral negotiations, Senator.
John Kerry: Why not engage in a bilateral one and get the job done? That's what the Clinton Administration did.
John Bolton: And, very poorly since the North Koreans violated the agreed framework almost from the time it was signed.
Ouch!.. It's pretty painful to watch.
And, talk about a flip flop... Isn't John Kerry the presidential candidate who slammed Bush for going it alone?
(Kerry in a 2004 debate:
"But this president hasn't even held the kind of statesman-like summits that pull people together and get them to invest in those states. In fact, he's done the opposite. He pushed them away.")
The CSPAN video of the hearing is even more devastating for the Massachusetts Senator (minute 3:20 of the clip)
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Terry Harris sent this related news earlier in the week:
Mr. Bolton has stood up for America....He has stood up for one of our greatest allies, Israel.....and against the terrorist animals. Bolton has pointed out the UN's failings instead of playing the get along at any cost game.
What does he get for his trouble? The following:
While appearing on CNN's "Late Edition" yesterday, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was asked whether he could now support Mr. Bolton's nomination.
"No, this is going to be a bruising fight," said the Connecticut Democrat and Foreign Relations panel member. "I regret this. I'm sorry the administration wants to go forward with this. The problems still persist. ... Many ambassadors at the U.N. feel that he hasn't done a good job there. He has polarized the situation."
Korea Liberator says pompous-yet-shallow is not an endearing combination.
Also pathetic were those little interns whispering in Kerry's ear (a la Charlie McCarthy). You could could hear them urgently whispering, WMD! You just know that these little rich limo lib spawn were up all night searching through ancient Bolton remarks and speeches. Pathetic I tell you.