Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Another reason Boltons should be blocked.

Think a strong arm like Bolton makes the world safer, and that the UN will be better with him representing the US?

Think again. (WaPo via Buzzflash)

For years, a key U.S. program intended to keep Russian nuclear fuel out of terrorist hands has been frozen by an arcane legal dispute. As undersecretary of state, John R. Bolton was charged with fixing the problem, but critics complained he was the roadblock.

Now with Bolton no longer in the job, U.S. negotiators report a breakthrough with the Russians and predict a resolution will be sealed by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin at an international summit in Scotland next month, clearing the way to eliminate enough plutonium to fuel 8,000 nuclear bombs.

Bolton has made the US less safe. He helped wreck our negotiations with North Korea (Corea), helped silence critics of the US invasion of Iraq, and tried to cook up a theory that Cuba was making WMDs.

by Robster @ 6/21/2005 09:22:00 AM PERMALink