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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-05 05:46 AM
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Delay Is Sought in Vote on U.N. Nominee (NYT update on Bolton)
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Edited on Tue Apr-19-05 05:51 AM by Nothing Without Hope

Delay Is Sought in Vote on U.N. Nominee


Published: April 19, 2005


"Under Secretary Bolton was never the formidable power that people are insinuating he was in terms of foreign policy, or blocking the policies that Secretary Powell wished to pursue," Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Mr. Powell's chief of staff, said in a telephone interview.

"But do I think John Bolton would make a good ambassador to the United Nations? Absolutely not," Mr. Wilkerson said. "He is incapable of listening to people and taking into account their views. He would be an abysmal ambassador."


Democratic Congressional officials said that when the committee meets on Tuesday, Mr. Biden would seek to delay a vote and would outline at least five allegations of what they call abusive behavior by of Mr. Bolton, including his efforts to seek the removal of three government officials from their posts during his service as an under secretary of state.

The officials said the committee was still reviewing three additional allegations, but declined to discuss them, saying that the committee had yet to verify them. "Senator Biden thinks we need to take more time to review the allegations that have been raised, and he hopes the majority will agree with that," an aide to Mr. Biden said Monday.


Edited to add: much more information on allegations against Bolton, especially those by Dallas businesswoman Melody Townsel, is available in the OP and throughout the replies in this thread:

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  -Delay Is Sought in Vote on U.N. Nominee (NYT update on Bolton) Nothing Without Hope  Apr-19-05 05:46 AM   #0 
  - Well, I believe Mr. Wilkerson has the requisit ethos on this subject.  ALiberalSailor   Apr-19-05 05:50 AM   #1 
  - Pretty flat out disgusting...  LatePeriduct   Apr-19-05 05:57 AM   #2 
  - So why did Powell and others keep this guy around?  DoYouEverWonder   Apr-19-05 06:04 AM   #3 
  - One word:  salin   Apr-19-05 06:29 AM   #6 
  - Along these lines - see yesterday's WaPo story on him blocking information  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 06:40 AM   #9 
     - and yet... it appears the senate committee repubs  salin   Apr-19-05 06:45 AM   #11 
  - It wasn't Powell's choice.  Kagemusha   Apr-19-05 06:38 AM   #8 
  - When Powell's chief of staff asks himself the question,  flordehinojos   Apr-19-05 06:21 AM   #4 
  - Because Bush is the naked emperor and they all have to admire his new  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 06:26 AM   #5 
     - oh, i have to say i love your signature line!  flordehinojos   Apr-19-05 06:38 AM   #7 
        - Glad you like it. I changed around for a while, but this one feels right  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 06:43 AM   #10 
  - I misread the headline, I wondered why Tom DeLay would be.....  MiniMe   Apr-19-05 06:53 AM   #12 
  - Yes, everyone searching for DeLay is going to turn up this article  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 06:57 AM   #14 
  - Tis all about junior and want he wants, isn't it?  0007   Apr-19-05 06:54 AM   #13 
  - Exactly. Whatever Bush wants is right. This CARTOON puts it very nicely.  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 07:01 AM   #15 
  - Stupid me.  A Simple Game   Apr-19-05 07:51 AM   #19 
     - Yeah, you obviously didn't get the Bush update! Bet you still think it's  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 08:00 AM   #20 
        - Is I learning, yes I is.  A Simple Game   Apr-19-05 10:32 AM   #23 
  - kick n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 07:22 AM   #16 
  - "Delay is Sought" ???  ribofunk   Apr-19-05 07:27 AM   #17 
  - Yeah, sorry for the letdown. It's a funny title wordingwhen DeLay's  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 07:31 AM   #18 
  - CARTOON: Bolton's first day at the UN  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 10:09 AM   #21 
  - bttft  0007   Apr-19-05 10:24 AM   #22 
  - kick n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-19-05 12:19 PM   #24 

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