Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush Thumbs His Nose At The US Senate.

Bush bypassed the Senate Monday by giving John Bolton a recess appointment to be the US ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Democrats have blocked Bolton’s appointment for five months, demanding documentation on Bolton’s job performance at the State Department. Secretary of State Condi Rice has refused to hand over the documentation. Bolton had inaccurately told Congress that he had not been interviewed or testified in any investigation in the last five years when Bolton had been interviewed by the State Department’s inspector general as a part of a joint investigation with the CIA on the Bush’s claims that Iraq had attempted to buy uranium yellowcake from Niger. In June, Republican Senator Pat Roberts said a recess appointment “would weaken not only Mr. Bolton but also the United States.”


Blogger MiamiMiami said...

So now ONE recess appointment will weaken us? Did it weaken us when George Washington did it in 1795? Did it weaken us when Eisenhower did it in 1953, 1956, & 1958? Did it weaken us when Kennedy did it 1961 when he appointed Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court? Was Clinton thumbing his nose at Congress when he did it 140 times during his presidency inculding one nomination to the appeals court in 2000 that Bush renominated again?

Again you fail to see the big picture and choose to focus your attack on only one facet of being a president. And it always makes me laugh how it is ok or forgotten for one president but is a reason to villify this president over.

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