Tuesday, August 02, 2005

SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD ON JOHN BOLTON AT UN

I found the following statement from Sen. Russ Feingold, D., WI, on one of the loacl station's web site. It will explain itself.


Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the President's Recess Appointment of John Bolton


August 1, 2005

I am disappointed in the President's decision to bypass the Senate and use a recess appointment to make John Bolton the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Mr. Bolton is fundamentally unsuited for the job, and his record reveals a truly disturbing intolerance of dissent. Mr. Bolton did not win the support of a majority of members of the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Senate refused to make a final decision on this nomination pending review of documents that the Administration declined to provide in blatant disregard for the Senate's constitutional rights and responsibilities. But despite all of the warning signs and all of the red flags, the President has taken this extraordinary step to send a polarizing figure with tattered credibility to represent us at the United Nations. At a time when we need to be doing our very best to mend frayed relationships, encourage real burden-sharing, and nurture a rock-solid international coalition to fight terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the American people deserve better than John Bolton.



Be back later with more on Bolton.

Grandpa Eddie
Citizen and Patriot

3 comments:

ArmyofGod said...

Republican Presidential Choice 2008
Far Right Wing

Grandpa Eddie said...

That's the best you can come up with?

Pitty poor you.

karena said...

Grandpa,
That comment just floors me. It only took a quick glance at the site to realize that those who support saber rattling and war just continue on and on saying we Dems hate the troops. It could not be further from the truth. Hackett did all he could to point out how this administration really screws the troops. Where was amyofgod when he was speaking last week?