The Latest. . .On Bolton. . .from the Germans
Tonight I helped host the Chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany’s Parliamentary Group, Wolfgang Gerhardt, at a forum organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Some Senators involved in the Battle over Bolton have never seemed so small.
The original blogger, before there were blogs, was Chris Nelson with his Nelson Report. The only difference in what he does today is that he sends his uber-insider zingers to high-paying readers, whereas most of us just do all this posting for fun or an occasional turkey sandwich. Nelson’s latest on Bolton: Bolton gossip. ….
Trying to find out the U.S. officials named in the NSA intercepts is going to be complicated and difficult — particularly because they are highly classified and also because the State Department and Bush administration are working over-time to try and prevent Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from seeing them.
I just caught this item this morning on Stygius. Not only were the British furious over Libya, but also over Iran. Bolton has been a one-man wrecking crew undermining American national security diplomacy and angering friends.
My colleague and friend Robert Wright has an outstanding op-ed in the New York Times today that should remind everyone that the real reason for opposing John Bolton is that he has Neanderthal policy positions when it comes to dealing with the country’s largest national security problems.
John Bolton seems to have inflated virtually every threat into which his office came into contact. I take that back. He seems to have underestimated the threat of potential rogue nuclear materials in Russia as Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) questioned his delinquency on that front several years ago.