Imagine. This idiotarian dolt is a Democratic Presidential candidate in 2008. He can't lick Bolton's boots, let alone judge him. Watch the VIDEO HERE
SEN. CHRIS DODD: Mr. President, I thank the chair. Mr. President, at this moment in history, our nation faces enormous challenges from terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Israel and the occupied territories, Sudan's Darfur region, Iran, North Korea, Syria, HIV-aids, global health generally, climate change, energy, security, the list seems almost endless sms these are all important issues that call out for serious action and leadership from the United States.
Seems to me dotty old Dodd just made the case for why Bolton must be confirmed. Next!
America's capacity to respond to this global clarion call has been seriously circumscribed in my view by the Bush administration's preemptive war of choice in Iraq. Circumscribed militarily and politically. The options have become fewer since March 19, 2003, as the world has become more dangerous and the reputation and global standing of the United States weaker.
If the United States is weaker, it is men like you that have made it so Dodd. Taking out one of the malevolent despots in the axis of evil has enormously hurt the jihad and their chokehold in the Middle East despite yer belly aching.
Our friends know this. More importantly, so do you our adversaries apparently.
Yes, Dodd, they count on you and your party to make their argument.
And it is going to take effective and prargmatic diplomacy to build the kinds of international partnerships and coalitions to address the challenges that confront us that America can feel safe and be safer and more secure. While the United Nations isn't the only forum for the conduct that have diplomacy, it is very clear that President Bush has placeed much more reliance on the United Nations' Security Council in his second term of office than he certainly did in the first, be it Iran, North Korea, Darfur, or Lebanon, the administration has turned to the security council to respond to humanitarian crises and other threats to international peace and stability.
If I am not mistaken (and I'm not) Ambassador Bolton got resolutions passed on every single one of those nightmare states (Iran-resolution 1696, North Korea resolution, Darfur-resolution 1706, and Lebanon, resolution 1701) and with weak, spineless, malevolent member states of the UNSC no less.
That's why more than at any other time in recent years, or since the founding of the United Nations, that it matters who sit sits in the United States chair on that council, and in my view, Mr. President, Mr. Bolton, John Bolton, does not fit the bill.
No, huh? Who in your view is fit for the UN? Kofi?
Based on information developed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year from un unprecedented committee testimony by former Assistant Secretary of State Ford and more than 30 staff interviews of then current and former colleagues of Mr. Bolton in the Bush administration -- in the Bush administration, I might add -- the stayed said the decision not to act that -- the Senate made the decision not to act on that nomination. Many were extremely critical of Mr. Bolton including the Chief of Staff to Secretary Colin Powell, former director, deputy director of the C.I.A., Stewart Cohen and Robert Hutchens, former acting head and head of the National Intelligence Council respectively and Jamie Missic, former director of deputy of intelligence at the C.I.A. Here's just what some had to say about this nomination. Again, these are bush appointees appointees, people who had served in the Bush Administration.
Sorry Dood. Colin Powell? The same Powell that knew about his boy Armitage leaking Plame's name but let Bush's best buds burn -- for years? This is your witness? HA
And the CIA, that rogue agency that has spent more capital undermining the Bush administration than on finding Bin Laden. How did Mary McCarthy weigh in?
This is a call forward, if you will, the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and I quote him, Mr. Mr. Bolton is -- quote -- "a kiss up, kick down sort of guy. Mr. Bolton has a bigger kick and it gets bigger and stronger, the further down the bureaucracy he's kicking.
That's your evidence Dolt? Kicking bureaucratic ass is a good thing, isn't it? State dept? State?
Mr. Bolton is a serial abuser. I've never seen anyone quite like Secretary Bolton, doesn't even come close. I don't have a second, third, or fourth in terms of the way that he abuses his power and authority with little people.
You have never seen anyone like Bolton? Maybe that's because you hang with snakes. And who is abusing their power Dodd? Bolton is the hardest working diplomat anywhere. Hands down.
It goes on, listen to it all and get a first hand view of why this is a one party country. We are fighting enemies within and out. Unbelievable.
UPDATE: The Shadow Party has a press release denouncing Bolton's nomination here, a disgusting smear. Interesting note, it was issued by the Open Society Policy Center affiliated with Soros Open Society Institute, a George Soros Foundation Network.
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