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Bush Appoints Bolton as U.N. Envoy, Bypassing Senate
NY TIMES
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Published: August 1, 2005
President Bush bypassed the Senate confirmation process today and appointed John R. Bolton as the new United States ambassador to the United Nations.

At the White House, President Bush announced his decision today with John R. Bolton at his side.
The appointment, while Congress is in recess, ends a months-long standoff between the White House and Senate Democrats who deem Mr. Bolton unfit for the job and have been holding up his confirmation.

"I chose John because of his vast experience in foreign policy, his integrity and his willingness to confront difficult problems head on," Mr. Bush said in making the announcement at the White House.

Referring to the difficulty of the confirmation process, the president said that "partisan delaying tactics by a handful of senators," had denied Mr. Bolton "the up-and-down vote that he deserves."

The president has the power to fill vacancies without Senate approval while Congress is not in session, an action known as a recess appointment. Mr. Bolton's term will expire at the beginning of the next session of Congress, in January 2007.

The move comes after 36 senators signed a letter to the president last week, saying that Mr. Bolton was "not truthful" while answering questions by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in March, and should not be given a recess appointment. Some Republicans have said the approval of Mr. Bolton is long past due and that Mr. Bush is well within his rights to make the recess appointment.

Some senators, including some key Republicans, have also raised questions about Mr. Bolton over his history of criticizing the United Nations and over charges that he has tried to influence intelligence assessments to conform to his views.

His nomination has the support of the majority of senators, but fewer than 60 - the number needed to forestall a filibuster that Democrats had threatened until Mr. Bolton answered questions, particularly about his use of classified intelligence about conversations involving administration colleagues.

Democrats had also been seeking more documents from the White House regarding Mr. Bolton's past service, a request that some Republicans say is not necessary.

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Bush to Appoint Bolton to UN Post
NBC News
Monday 01 August 2005

President to proceed with recess appointment on Monday, source tells NBC.
Washington - Frustrated by Democrats, President Bush will circumvent the Senate on Monday and install embattled nominee John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official told NBC News.

Bush has the power to fill vacancies without Senate approval while Congress is in recess. Under the Constitution, a recess appointment during the lawmakers' August break would last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007.

In advance of Bush's announcement, Democrats said Bolton would start his new job on the wrong foot in a recess appointment.

"He's damaged goods. This is a person who lacks credibility," Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, a senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday."

Bush, he said, should think again before using a recess appointment to place Bolton at the United Nations while the Senate is on its traditional August break.

On Friday, White House press secretary Scott McClellan gave the strongest indication yet that Bush planned to do so, noting that the UN General Assembly has its annual meeting in mid-September.

"It's important that we get our permanent representative in place," he said. "This is a critical time and it's important to continue moving forward on comprehensive reform."

Bush counselor Dan Bartlett said the president had not made a decision on whether to make a recess appointment.

"He retains that right to do, but he will continue to work with the Senate as long as he can," Barlett said. "But he has not made a decision."

Could affect Bolton effectiveness, Roberts nomination On the other hand, the end run around the Senate confirmation process would certainly annoy senators - particularly Democrats - at a time when Bush's nomination of John Roberts to serve on the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. It also could hamper Bolton at the United Nations, by sending him there as a short-timer without the Senate's backing.

Bolton's nomination, announced in March by the president, was controversial from the start and has been stalled in the Senate by Democrats.

Critics say Bolton, who has been accused of mistreating subordinates and has been openly skeptical about the United Nations, would be ill-suited to the sensitive diplomatic task at the world body. The White House says the former undersecretary of state for arms control, who has long been one of Bush's most conservative foreign policy advisers, is exactly the man to whip the United Nations into shape.

Last week, critics raised a fresh concern, saying Bolton had neglected to tell Congress he had been interviewed in a government investigation into faulty prewar intelligence on Iraq.

The State Department said Thursday that Bolton was interviewed in 2003 by the department inspector general. The office was conducting a joint investigation with the CIA into allegations that Iraq attempted to buy nuclear materials from Niger. Bolton had earlier submitted a questionnaire to the Senate in which he had said he had not testified to a grand jury or been interviewed by investigators in any inquiry over the past five years.

Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee said he would vote against Bolton - if given the chance - and would oppose a recess appointment if it is accurate that Bolton's form was originally incorrect. "Any intimidation of the facts, or suppression of information getting to the public which led us to the war, absolutely should preclude him from a recess appointment," said Chafee, of Rhode Island.

Also Friday, 35 Democratic senators and one independent, Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont, sent a letter to Bush urging against a recess appointment. "Sending someone to the United Nations who has not been confirmed by the United States Senate and now who has admitted to not being truthful on a document so important that it requires a sworn affidavit is going to set our efforts back in many ways," the letter said.

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Atta boy George. Spit in Democracy's face once again. Do what you want over the objection and ongoing investigation of Bolton "fixing the facts". The Democracy is dead. Long live the King!

It appears Bush is walking over everybody.
The question is WHY.
Is it because they needed Bolton to start there next war?
Is it because Bolton is a key player in proving that Bush started the war on a LIE?

For what it's worth, my gut reaction is that this is a "Divide"
and "Neutralize" tactic at the U.N.

From what I've heard of his "office antics" (I saw somewhere that
he was decribed as the Worst Boss of the Year), I think he will be
quite "good" at throwing little bully temper tantrums over the
most miniscule of details where he can justify how "RIGHT" he is.

In typical counter-intelligence, this will have the effect of polarizing the group, thus reducing it to "two groups" fighting
amongst themselves rather than ONE group fighting against
the PNAC NEO CON "New World Order." And he has that nasty little
"veto" power, doesn't he??

A Super Power can either be a helpful older kid or the playground
bully. I fear that Mr. Bolton was placed here for his, what civilized people refer to as, dysfunctional personality-chronic ability to establish "Dominance" rather than his wisdom and sense of fair play. I challenge Ambassador Bolton to please prove me wrong
. . . you can start by taking a standard psychological profile exam, publishing the results and getting into an "ANGER MANAGEMENT"
program that is televised on MTV2 and CSPAN.

And of course, a plaque in your office which quotes the Beatles would make me trust you a little more than I do right now.

"And in the end,
The Love you take
Is equal to
The Love you make"
- The Beatles

Oh, and if you see any naked boobies . . . it is called "ART".
Don't cover it up like your buddie John Ashecroft did and make
US pay for it. We don't have that frat-brat NEO CON hatred of women.
We think they are pretty awesome and that it is wrong to kill them and their children.

peace.

I think he should be forced to laminated your post and keep it in his wallet. And when he begins to rant? Out comes the post. And he must always, always read the last word aloud.

And so U.S. departure from the world community of civilized nations continues apace. If the true face of American Hyperpower Incorporated hasn't yet been made abundantly clear to every other country on the face of the earth, it sure will be now.

Personally, considering what this administration seems willing to do to its own people, I think it's high time, if not overdue, for your "northern neighbour" to develop a few deterent nukes of its own. We certainly have the materiel and the capability, and I'd rather be part of Bush's so-called "Axis of Evil" than absorbed into the belly of the beast.

President Bush continues to act like a tyrrant. This is the man who wanted nothing to do with the United Nations weapons inspectors completing their work and issuing their report on Iraq's WMD. First he appoints someone who has likely been at the forefront of short circuiting those very inspectors and appointed the fox (pun intended) to watch over the henhouse.

America is in a sad state of affairs. I wish some military or upstanding FBI official would come forward and basically call out Bush and act on behalf of the American people who have been subujugated by Bush the tyrrant.

ME too!

Bush is making a mockery of our military,and it's to bad that the Military won't step forward for the sake of our soldiers and America!
He's making an a*s out of our country and our military!
How can so many be afraid!

The biggest beaters on the march to war never served there country.
And the military men know he went AWOL,a very cowardly thing to do.
Yet they subject our country and our fighting men to a war based on a LIE,and leaders that don''t care about there lives,and total incompetance!

For all you brave men in the military, fight for America,the soldiers and the AMerican people.

When men stand back and watch a woman being raped,are they guilty?
YES!

Our Military and Country is being raped and you stay silent.

Currently our securities and law enforcement is under attack by the Bush administration.
There working on discrediting for reason of the plame case.
I find this funny as these are the same people that put there lives on the line to protect them.
I have said this before,politicans have no b*lls,but security and law enforcement men do,somebody do the right thing for America!

This administration is Lying to cover LIES and it's showing up all over.

Off the subject, did our president really give the press the finger?
Dick Chenney told Congress f*ck you and the president said the same to the press!
As they chewed up Dean for saying yipee!

I give the MSM half the credit,they are watching a woman(THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) being raped and they say nothing!

A list to remember!
I CALL THEM GUTLESS WONDERS-THE GOP THAT NEVER SERVED!
Dick Cheney-I had other things to do
Dennis hastert
Tom Delay
Roy Blunt
Bill Frist
Mitch McConnell
Rick Santorum
Trent Lott
John AS*croft
Jeb Bush
Karl Rove
Saxby Chambliss
Paul Wolfowitz
Vin Weber
Richar Perle
Douglas Feith
Eliot Abrams
Richard Shelby
John Kyl
Tim Hutchison
Christopher Cox
Newt Gingrich-served as a flight instructor
GEORGE W BUSH-DISAPPEARED FROM DUTY
Ronald Reagan
Phil Gramm
Rudy Giuliani
George Pataki
Sencer Abraham
Arnold Schwarzenegerr-AWOL
Sean Puck Hannity
Rush(back alley druggy) Limbaugh
Bill Dildo O'Reilly
Chris Mattews
Bill Kristol
Antonin Scalia
Clarence Thomas
Ralph Reed

Newt Gingrich-never served
Don WRONG Rumsfield-flight instructor

K Street.

Later will list the Democrats that proudly served there country.

Strike while the iron is hot!

Here's today's email that some of us are sending out. Feel free to copy it and paste it in your email program. Please send to as many Mainstream Media contacts as you can!
Thanks to Sands.of.time for the opening 2 paragraphs:

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I don't know about you, but I smell a traitor to the life and liberty of the American people. In fact, the stench is so noxious, it must be many traitors. Even past tyrants could not have been called such reeking traitors, because they did not have America's high ideals to serve.

Americans will be true to themselves and their country in the voting booth if they are given the right information

Will any of you give them that information? Do you enjoy taking part in the disassembling of the American Democratic System? Why was Clinton's sex scandal front page news, but Rove's CIA leak is not? Why is there so much hate speak and fascism in your ranks? Are some of you of the belief that this country is better off now than it was before? How is that so? Who will you espouse your conservative rhetoric to when the middle class is sleeping in the gutter after losing their jobs thanks to CAFTA? What television will we watch if we can't afford the gas to get to work? Who will your sponsors sell their products to when the majority of the consumers are waiting in the breadlines, or sitting in a soup kitchen? Perhaps your sponsors would be better at answering these questions?
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-BeNt

WASHINGTON - President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.

"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform," Bush said. He said Bolton had his complete confidence.

Are you kidding me??? Is this a joke???

Let's watch closely now folks because reform is not on the agenda.
By the time Fitzgerald reaches October this administration will be so far into their next theater that there will be no turning around.

Matinees throughout August.

Oldie but goodie:
Bolton on the UN

Can anyone verify this story?

"The UN doesn’t have to accept John Bolton’s credentials. This may come as a rude surprise to George W. Bush, who this morning appointed Bolton U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, despite his rejection several weeks ago by the Senate. . .

It is likely that one or more General Assembly member states will challenge Bolton’s credentials. In that case, under Articles 27-29, he will be seated provisionally until the nine members of the Credentials Committee can vote on the question. . ."

http://www.btcnews.com/btcnews/1050

Thanks.

peace.

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