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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fmr. Ambassador Bolton

A very descriptive/informative read about the former US ambassador John Bolton's semi-press conference during his recent book tour in the States.

Posted by Winston on December 16, 2007 in Books, International Affairs | Permalink


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Thank you for linking to this excellent article.

For anyone slightly put off at the beginning, scroll down to the second from last line of text on the page (as I did inexplicably prior to reading the page) and see if that helps.

Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2007-12-17 10:00:10 AM

No problem! I've become a big fan of Mr. Bolton. Wish he could be the Secretary of State in the next GOP run administration.

Posted by: Winston | 2007-12-17 11:09:17 AM

Winston ~

I second that emotion!

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-17 11:48:31 AM

And Iraq was all about oil - right? Well, look who's profiting - CHINA:

"Iraq launches First oil tanker in 27 years"

Baghdad - The Iraqi Oil Tanker Co. launched its first new ship in 27 years Monday, and delivery of two more tankers is expected within three months. The Dijlah - the name for the Tigris River in Arabic - was inaugurated in the southern port city of Basra, officials said. The 14,000-ton capacity, Chinese-built ship will help ease export problems Iraq has encountered as its beleaguered but vital oil industry begins to recover from years of war and neglect.

SO MUCH FOR the US being the ones to profit from this "war for oil". That's why this will be little mentioned in the media - in addition to it being a positive sign for Iraq overall.

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-17 2:22:00 PM

OBC, have a link?

Posted by: winston | 2007-12-17 3:56:56 PM

winston ~


Posted by: obc | 2007-12-17 4:01:29 PM

John Bolton as US Secretary of State? I was under the impression the office was essentially chief diplomat. Agree or disagree with Bolton, you have to admit diplomacy isn't his strength.

There's a _reason_ most police departments let one guy be the negotiator and a different guy be the sniper.

Posted by: Pattern Recognition | 2007-12-17 4:32:04 PM

Doobie still hangin' from your lips, eh? Almost a thought.

Can't expect better from trolls, I suppose. Better luck next time.

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-17 4:34:56 PM

It may take a decade or five, but Bolton will be proven correct. Even if takes 50 years, the truth will eventually emerge:

"New book defends McCarthy, stokes debate over his legacy"

Washington - Fifty years after the death of Joe McCarthy, the arguments still linger over Wisconsin's most famous - and infamous - political son.

In a new book, "Blacklisted by History," conservative journalist M. Stanton Evans argues that the McCarthy of popular memory - scourge of civil liberties, profligate accuser, one-man "reign of terror" - is a fiction; that his critics were the real character assassins; and that McCarthy, basically, was right.

"Not only right in terms of the large picture, but right in case after specific case after specific case," Evans said last week during a talk and book-signing at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington.


JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT! And the US State Department is STILL riddled with commies - as seen by last week's NIE report on Iran.

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-17 6:41:55 PM

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