Bush Appoints Bolton


The Whitehouse press release is here. The AP story on the appointment doesn’t do justice to the severity of Bolton’s problems, and doesn’t get into the challenges he’s now going to face at the UN.
I have mixed feelings. Steve obviously succeeded in drawing a great deal of attention to Bolton’s unfitness for the position, and in the process helped to revitalize the bipartisan center in foreign policy. If this administration had any decency — anything but contempt for the United States Senate, the intelligence community, the United Nations, or the opinions and desires of our allies around the world, what Steve and others did here would have been enough to get a decent diplomat appointed.
— Dave Meyer