I kind of feel that letters with Al Haig on them are sort of like those that have Alan Keyes listed — but that’s a topic for another day.
But five former Secretaries of State — James A. Baker III, Lawrence Eagleburger, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger and George Shultz — have co-signed a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar endorsing John Bolton’s nomination to the U.N.
There is much to critique among these five — but the FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION to ask today is WHY WASN’T THE LETTER 6??
Colin Powell probably scoffed when he got the letter request. He was Bolton’s most recent boss, and he has failed to give Bolton an endorsement.
That says as much as the letter. Now, remember to call Lincoln Chafee — and if you are up for it — a call to Senator Hagel is now a good investment.
— Steve Clemons