"What message are we sending to the world community?"
This is the question asked by Republican Senator George Voinovich, OH, who has now agreed to allow the nomination of John Bolton as United Nations ambassador to go to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Voinovich further stated that, "John Bolton is the poster child or what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be..."http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/05/12/national/w090903D77.DTL&sn=005&sc=362.
The message the U.S. is sending is the same message King George and his administration have been sending since January 2001: "Do it our way or else! No diplomacy! No compromise! The U.S. way is the ONLY way!"
Why in the world would anyone want a United Nations ambassador that is "arrogant" and "bullying"? Are those characteristics of a diplomat? Maybe in Hitler's Germany!
I guess we will find out soon enough what kind of message the full U.S. Senate will send to the world community.