Monday, August 01, 2005

Bolton appointed as Ambassador to UN

President Bush used his authority under the Constitution to make a recess appointment, putting John Bolton in as Ambassador to the United Nations. This was expected, for me, after the stonewalling Bolton received by the Senate Democrats for whom no amount of information or document release would have been enough. Fine. If this is what it takes to put people into the important positions, then this is what we'll have to do.

Bolton's temperment to be the ambassador has been called into question. Personally, I think he's perfect for the job if his temperment is what they say it is. The UN has become little but a gaggle of anti-American interest and a place where tryannies may hope to stave off the economic, political, and military might of the United States. When so many of the nations represented there are dictatorships interested in the UN only for how they can funnel money into their own pockets at the expense of American interests, then the time has come for an ambassador that will mince no words and hold those nations to account. Bolton's fine, in my book.