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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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