I’m sure many of you got this email. John Bolton is an enemy of all that is good, decent, and just. His nomination to be Ambassador to the United Nations is an insult to the entire world.
It is another clear example that Bush is a divider and not an uniter. He simply refuses to nominate anyone to any high-profile office that is not hated by the left, and feared by our allies.
I join Senator Kerry, in opposing Bolton for anything other than jailtime. Tell Lincoln Chafee what you think.
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – and, in particular, Senator Lincoln Chafee – have a big decision to make this week.
I’ve made my decision. I will vigorously oppose the nomination of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Have you ever noticed that in the Bush Administration, the only way to get a job promotion is to bungle our national security? As under secretary of state for arms control and international security for the past four years, Mr. Bolton has achieved little. In fact, we secured more nuclear materials in the two years before September 11th than in the two years after. North Korea and Iran are now burgeoning nuclear states. This record earned John Bolton a nomination to the UN?
How can we believe this nomination makes any sense at all?
We can’t believe it.
But, unless Senator Lincoln Chafee puts principle over party, the inexplicable John Bolton nomination will squeak through the Foreign Relations Committee on a party line vote.
We have to do everything we can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
That’s why, in addition to being vocal about my own opposition to Senator Bolton, I am organizing johnkerry.com activists in Rhode Island to contact Senator Chafee, and I am running online ads in the Rhode Island media.
See the ad for yourself.