Same thing again

Posted: 11/11/2006 by Floyd in Labels: ,

President Bush once again nominated John R. Bolton, to which he himself ended up appointing because an agreement could not be reached even in the Republican controlled Senate. Richard Lugar scheduled hearings in April 2005, however, 59 former American diplomats sent Lugar a letter urging the Senate to reject him.
"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."

Some statements Bolton has said;

At a 1994 panel discussion sponsored by the World Federalist Association Bolton stated "There is no such thing as the United Nations". He added that "if the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."

"...treaties are law only for U.S. domestic purposes. In their international operation, treaties are simply political obligations". John Bolton, Wall Street Journal November 17, 1997.

Bolton suggested that "A sounder US policy [towards North Korea] would start by making it clear to the North that we are indifferent to whether we ever have 'normal' diplomatic relations with it, and that achieving that goal is entirely in their interests, not ours."

From an article in the New York Times, you read, that clashes may be in the making on not getting warrants for wiretapping, and confirmation of John Bolton to the U.N., which has already failed to win confirmation when the Republicans were in power.

A glimmer of hope emerges through Harry Ried's suggestion of a bipartisan conference on Iraq, with Mr. Bush, and Mr. Bush said it was interesting, I am confidant in the Iraq change in strategy for the number one reason we all want it and we have spoken. And as long as Democrats are attempting to try and move Bush forward within their power, it looks like the pressure is on the other side to comply and try to come to a bipartisan solution.
The President put bipartisanship on the back burner and urged the lame-duck session which begins next week to push Bolton through and to vote on the NSA wiretapping program, which I would assume is his top priorities at this time.


  1. Jim says:

    Bush and Rove can't really believe the American People are so damn stupid to fall for this bipartisan scenario.

    We should ignore what he thinks is important.

    I like Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean's program to raise the minimum wage, provide healthcare for children, and fix the Alternative Minimum Tax. These are fairly modest proposals that can be accomplished for the benefit of ordinary, not-so-wealthy Americans. Fixing Bush's Iraq mess is much more difficult. Although it is more urgent, this will be very touchy.

    Hey ! One more thing. Did you see the new Newsweek poll that has Bush's approval at 31%? That says that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans disapprove.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hello my friend, yep I saw the poll, kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I also enjoy how the right-wingers are devouring the dear leader with their words, that cut like a thousand knifes in the heart of fascism.

    From what I'm hearing I don't know Nancy will be speaker, but I hope she is, she has conducted herself with such grace and intelligence and seems to really fit into the position rather well, Murtha would do alright but when it come to Iraq, he would not give an inch and neither would Bush.

    And like you see Bush is stuck in a time warp on this Bolton thing, the Dems have some real good issues, what I have heard is talk out concerning balancing of the budget, we have not heard this in years from the Republicans who have screwed up the country, and now, when we are going to help the center, the hypocrites start making this baseless claim.
    The Dems should give the same answer as the G.O.P did, the deficit don't matter, full steam ahead, at least they would be helping us and not corporate America.

    Iraq=very touchy indeed, however if they take the Bush agenda and give a little and add their plan to it and Bush does not act, I guess 2008 is another year. But they need to explain a lot of their plan to the American people so they will understand and can react to it in 08, so America can understand first hand who is bogging us down.