Tuesday, August 02, 2005

This Guy Represents Us To The World?!

Yesterday President Bush appointed John Bolton to be US Ambassador to the UN using a recess appointment, which avoids his having to get Bolton approved by the Senate. Pesky checks and balances, again too inconvenient for Bush. There's a reason Bolton left the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a Republican majority committee, WITHOUT a recommendation. People of both parties dislike this guy. Now it comes out that he's a liar to boot. The State Department admitted that John Bolton did not tell the truth when he swore that he had not been questioned by the Inspector General about the false claim made by President Bush that Iraq tried to buy yellow cake uranium from Niger. Bolton's appointment is just the latest egregious reward given to the architects of the failed Iraq War -- George Tenet and Paul Bremer were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Condoleezza Rice was promoted to Secretary of State. Yes, this administration is failing upward. You want to see the man who will be the face of the US to the international community, watch this Video. This is the company our president keeps.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton made 140 recess appointments. Where were you, TB?

Oh, and considering that the Senate Democrats on the SSCI have discredited it, you really should stop spouting off that MoveOn Niger/Yellowcake propaganda. It just makes you look like a tool.

11:33 AM  
Blogger TWB said...

You mean this Niger/Yellowcake "propaganda":

- The White House formally repudiated the President's claim, in his 2003 State of the Union address, that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium from Africa. [MSNBC, 9/26/03]

- CIA Director George Tenet later confirmed the uranium story was false. [CNN.com, 7/11/03]

- Condi Rice did too. [CNN.com, 7/11/03]

- And Stephen Hadley. [Associated Press, 7/23/03]

- According to a recent Gallup poll, 51% of those surveyed now believe the Bush Administration deliberately misled the American public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. [CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, June 22-24, 2005]

- And maybe they have good reason: no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



The famous “16 words” in President Bush’s Jan. 28, 2003 State of the Union address turn out to have a basis in fact after all, according to two recently released investigations in the US and Britain.

You know, in the age of Lexis/Nexis and a multitude of internet fact-checking sites you should stick to what you do best, TB: hysterical overreaction. You just can't get away with lying (even by omission).

6:28 AM  

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