Monday, August 01, 2005

John Bolton

Last Friday Scott McClellan told reporters that "We do need a permanent representative at the United Nations. This is a critical time and it's important to continue moving forward on comprehensive reform." McClellan was strongly hinting that George W. Bush will bypass the Senate and make John Bolton ambassador to the U.N. via a recess appointment.

But last week the State Department admitted that Bolton lied to the Senate on a questionnaire during his confirmation hearings. It turns out that when Bolton was asked if he had been interviewed for or testified to a grand jury in any investigation during the past five years, and he checked the box marked "no," he actually meant to check the box marked "yes."
Bolton had in fact been interviewed by the State Department's inspector general, who was looking into the Bush administration's screw-up over the false claim that Saddam Hussein was attempting to buy uranium from Niger.

Which brings us, somewhat unsurprisingly, to the Valerie Plame affair, in which Bolton appears to be deeply involved. There was widespread speculation last week that Bolton may not only have testified before the grand jury, but may in fact be Judith Miller's source - the source she's in jail for refusing to reveal. At the very least, Bolton was up to his neck in the Niger story.
So I say go ahead, Dubya, appoint this guy against all the objections and disturbing evidence against him, and let the chips fall where they may. Best of luck - you might need it.

3 Comments:

Anonymous wolfmoosepigchicken said...

Unbelievable. This stuff is just stockpiling now. What the hell can it all mean? Are they tripping over themselves, or do they just not care anymore? Either way, what a bunch of bastards run this country right now.

10:23 AM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

They control the white house,the senate and congress. Neocons like wally o'dell manufacture electronic voting machines.

My answer would be they don't care anymore. No more need for sneaking around either.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous caspixel said...

Exactly.

With Bush installing Bolton (another PNAC member, I might add) at the UN, is there any doubt that the dictatorship is in place?

World domination, here we come. Look out Iran.

4:18 PM  

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