John Bolton Resigns

John Bolton has resigned. Even he knew the votes weren't there.

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    Hoooray (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 09:56:34 AM EST
    That is great cause for celebration. He is an evil madman aka uberneocon, who did not have a diplomatic bone in his body. Wonder where they will put him now, the SC?

    If he's smart... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 09:58:59 AM EST
    ...he'll just ooze away and retire anonymously somewhere. But...

    Don't be passing along any ideas, squeaky! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Kitt on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:14:35 AM EST
    We can only hope for some redemption in the eyes of the world.

    Who was he catering to with this? (4.00 / 1) (#26)
    by aw on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:48:10 PM EST
    Less than two weeks before the White House announced his resignation, Ambassador John Bolton's U.N. mission blocked an effort to celebrate the end of slavery in our hemisphere.


    Someone (none / 0) (#32)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:28:24 PM EST
    we all know and....... never mind forget it sorry I mentioned it.

    About damned time (none / 0) (#3)
    by Kitt on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:13:11 AM EST
    It's on Reuters and CNN as well.

    Ahem... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:21:31 AM EST
    If he absolutely must have a position of authority to feed his ego he could always get a job as president of a homeowners association somewhere. I think there is one opening up soon in Pagosa Springs, CO, isn't there?

    You (none / 0) (#16)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:33:31 AM EST
    Does this mean you can't get a loan and buy a house there? I would have thought you would be perfect..

    In the words of Abe Hirschfeld's obit (none / 0) (#6)
    by scribe on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:42:47 AM EST
    Good Riddance.  No one will weep.

    Answer (none / 0) (#8)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:50:55 AM EST
    The thread topic is John Bolton. Not the U.N. Trolling is not tolerated here.

    I'm sick of bloodthirsty psychopaths (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by Al on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:05:48 PM EST
    I am sick of liberals who care what the world thinks of us.  Why is it so important that they do?

    Because the US engages in global wars of agression. It goes with the territory.
    I'd rather be right than have the rest of the world like us.

    How do you feel about being wrong and having nobody like you? Because that's the situation right now.

    Masochist? (none / 0) (#12)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:19:22 AM EST
    I am sick of liberals who care what the world thinks of us.

    Well that is easy to solve: Get Lost

    Unless you enjoy being sick, which judging by your presence here, seems more than likely.


    You're sick of liberals? (none / 0) (#22)
    by Kitt on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:08:08 PM EST
    And yet you come here. Why? Really, why?

    What the world thinks of us is how we relate and survive on this planet. Regardless we cannot isolate and go it alone. Besides, 'liberals' are not the only wise ones who realize this.

    We are indeed a generous people although we have not always defended countries who are in desperate need. And you would know it if you've traveled as extensively as I have because it has been stated - repeatedly - to me.

    I think it's important as well to have your own thoughts and not some talking points you've lifted from other boneheads.

    And watch how you throw around that word 'liberal.' More than likely you've been educated within the confines of a liberal education. Then again?


    yes (none / 0) (#9)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:53:28 AM EST
    Having Bolton on board brought them down to the lowest of the low. Don't worry paperhead, now that he is gone they have a bright future.

    Two (none / 0) (#15)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:30:53 AM EST
    squeaky - Tell me two good things that they have done in the past 5 years.

    Good things (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:50:48 AM EST
    Tell me two good things....

    Here is a list of 48 good things. Just because the UN us against torture doesn't make them a bad organization.


    I (none / 0) (#11)
    by aw on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:18:25 AM EST
    think i just rated paperhead a zero instead of a one.  I didn't mean to delete the comment.  Is there a way to undo it?

    Funny (1.00 / 1) (#36)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:58:23 PM EST
    Do you folks actually rate comments?

    That is just so seriously juvenile funny....

    It reminds me so much of the junior prom and class officers//


    Actually (none / 0) (#13)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:28:40 AM EST
    You rated him a one. I rated him a zero because I thought that's what his comment deserved, IMO.

    I thought I was being exceedingly... (none / 0) (#23)
    by Bill Arnett on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:13:52 PM EST
    ...kind when I rated him a one.  I think a zero combined with a couple of one's will get deletion every time.

    I thought (none / 0) (#24)
    by aw on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:20:13 PM EST
    he deserved a zero, too.  I just didn't want to also delete the replies along with it.  Nobody will miss it.

    Actually (none / 0) (#27)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:55:58 PM EST
    I'm sorry I did. It was out of reflexive disgust. And I should know better than to let that disgust drive me.

    We can only know insanity by seeing its opposite. Not by hiding it.


    Close the UN (none / 0) (#14)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:29:31 AM EST
    Sad. With Bolton we had a chance to reform the UN and make it useful.

    With this we have no reason to be there.

    Close'em up and send'em home.

    Spend the money on medical care for our citizens.

    Like we reformed Iraq? (none / 0) (#21)
    by Dadler on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:07:32 PM EST
    Do you have any inkling that we are viewed as idiot bullies?  And that simply suggesting WE could reform the U.N. makes the rest of the world laugh while wincing.  "You mean like you reformed Iraq?"

    Hello?  Are these on?

    Bolton possessed neither the imagination, the humility, nor the social skills to do anything but alienate himself and, hence, the U.S.


    Oh, yeah, HE HAD A YEAR to try... (none / 0) (#29)
    by Bill Arnett on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:01:09 PM EST
    ...and change the UN until it suited America's new hostility regime and, fortunately, the world didn't sign on to his program.

    Just like we have had over 3 1/2 years to get Iraq right and they are STILL meeting endlessly, doing nothing, and watching with glee the country's slide into chaos with the hope of stealing their oil before they notice it is gone.

    But it's not all Bolton's fault he performed so miserably at the UN, it's hard to work when you have your head THAT far up the president's a...


    No matter what (none / 0) (#34)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:54:30 PM EST
    Dadler - Are you incapable of understanding that no matter what we do, outside of giving up our democracy to some tinpot dictator such as Castro or Hugo, the UN will hate us?

    the UN doesn't hate us ... (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by Sailor on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:57:18 PM EST
    ... they hate you. You are not us.

    (Apologies to the rest of the group, I just couldn't resist;-)


    Well.... (none / 0) (#38)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 03:57:42 PM EST

    It was given to (5.00 / 1) (#39)
    by Edger on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 04:01:13 PM EST
    a tinpot dictator in 2000 by people like you. One who couldn't hold a candle to people like Castro or Hugo in the intelligence department.

    But not to worry.

    Liberals will get it back for you.


    Hugo (none / 0) (#37)
    by Al on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 03:35:59 PM EST
    is not a dictator. Whether you like it or not, he has just won a fair election.

    If this is not trolling (none / 0) (#40)
    by Al on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 05:36:19 PM EST
    I don't know what is.

    Over at the National Review (none / 0) (#18)
    by chris in sacto on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:50:50 AM EST
    They're floating the names of Rick Santorum & Sam Brownback to replace Bolton.

    Bolton isn't going to ooze away & retire.  This is why hearings, investigations, impeachment, prosecutions are vital.  We need to hold responsible all those from BushCo who turned this country upside down morally, legally, politically, etc.  If we do not push for accountability and let them slither off stage for now, they will get recycled back into government positions in 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, eager to settle old scores, & take their turn at our Treasury.  

    Cheney and all those from the Iran-Contra days are now holding positions of enormous power, after learning at the knee of Dick Nixon & Bush 41.  Just think about the crop of crooks that are sitting around Bush right now.  They'll be back unless we stop them.  

    Bolton ... (none / 0) (#19)
    by Sailor on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 11:57:21 AM EST
    ... wouldn't have been accepted by the seanate theis time just like he wouldn't have been accepted last time. That's why bush appointed him via recess.

    bolton was an embarrassment to the US in the eyes of Americans and the world.

    What does Chris Carney know about Iraq-al Qaeda? (none / 0) (#25)
    by ikez78 on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 12:20:53 PM EST
    Not a chance on Santorum or Brownback being nominated.  Never make it through a Dem Senate.

    Regarding Iraq...

    What does Congressman-elect Chris Carney (D-Pennsylvania) know about Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda?

    "Newly elected Pennsylvania Congressman, Democrat Chris Carney, a former Senior Terrorism and Intelligence Advisor at the Pentagon, has recently been quoted in a number of publications discussing his knowledge of and role in prewar Iraq intelligence, particularly on the issue Saddam Hussein's links to al Qaeda. His views on the subject are a stark contrast to many in his party, particularly Senator Carl Levin, who has long expressed his belief that any link between Saddam Hussein's regime and al Qaeda was a manufacture of the Bush administration. Carney's comments and experience on the issue may even put him in the cross-hairs of Sen. Levin's reported investigation into the matter in the coming months. What did Congressman Carney say? What does he know?"

    more here.. http://regimeofterror.com/archives/2006/12/what_does_congressman_elect_ch/

    Sadly, you will not be missed... (none / 0) (#30)
    by Bill Arnett on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:04:59 PM EST
    ...but then people so self-righteously adamant that their opinion is the only true, correct opinion rarely are.

    Been called worse (none / 0) (#31)
    by squeaky on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:10:55 PM EST
    Ah paperhead, where you would have fascism we have democracy. Evidentially your comments do not have popular appeal here.

    jondee (none / 0) (#33)
    by jondee on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 01:29:13 PM EST
    Those slaves just came into contact with a more   advanced civilisation (sic).

    Let Israel have him (none / 0) (#41)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 07:56:15 PM EST
    Seeing as he was much more useful to that country than this one.

    First Rummy now Bolton...two down and another hundred or so slimy Bush neocons to go.

    Let the trials begin!

    paranoid style (none / 0) (#42)
    by jondee on Tue Dec 05, 2006 at 05:45:53 PM EST
    ppj, just to clarify, does the whole rest of the  world "hate us", or just the communistic U.N?