WARM RECEPTION FOR NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS JOHN BOLTON.... and a successful first week on the job....
Pretty outstanding accomplishments for someone the hard-left predicted would be a pariah and failure at the United Nations. So, whatever you're doing, Ambassador Bolton.... keep doing it. It works for me....
More info below and here.
"Bolton Gets Buddy-Buddy With U.N. Diplomats"
"U.S. Ambassador John Bolton used his new platform at the United Nations Thursday to issue a stern warning to two nations that President Bush has accused of destabilizing the Mideast and supporting terrorism.
And if Bolton's recess appointment Monday by Bush was supposed to make him a leper at the United Nations, the way Bolton opponents predicted, no sign of it was evident during his debut at the U.N. Security Council Thursday.
Several ambassadors, including those from Algeria, Argentina, France, Russia and China expressed welcoming wishes and expressions of enthusiasm to working with the former State Department undersecretary.
Equally welcoming was the unanimity with which the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution denouncing recent terrorist violence in Iraq and calling on all 191 member nations to check the flow of weapons and money to insurgents there.
For his part, Bolton responded with kind words for the institution of which he has in the past been harshly critical.
"The constructive dialogue through which this text was developed demonstrates further the strength and resolve of the United Nations to work together for a democratic, secure and prosperous Iraq," he said.
In both his prepared remarks and later, in an impromptu session with reporters at which the new ambassador refused to answer questions about anything besides the resolution, Bolton singled out two countries for playing a less than constructive role in Iraq's march toward democracy.
"We call on all members to meet their obligations to stop the flow of terrorist financing and weapons, and particularly on Iran and Syria," he said...."