The bushy mustache, the irascible temper and the slightly wild hair, they have in common. And remember, Sam was created to be a more worthy adversary to Bugs Bunny — the anti-Elmer Fudd. Nobody ever won against Bugs and it remains to be seen if Bolton can "win" at the U.N. and get them to enforce their own resolutions, but he's giving it the Yosemite-Sam try.
Word is that the feisty U.S. ambassador is winning folks over at the beleaguered institution. Although some prefer to support their new buddy anonymously, according to FOX News reporter Eric Shawn. That's all right. He'll need all the support he can get in the coming days. The battle with the Security Council over Iran could be a defining moment for John Bolton.
"This is a real test for the Security Council. There's just no doubt that for close to 20 years, the Iranians have been pursuing nuclear weapons through a clandestine program that we've uncovered," Bolton said. China and Russia have already backed away from making Iran accountable for its "nuclear" program. Now John Bolton has his work cut out for him.
Today we asked you if you thought that after all the wrangling over Bolton's nomination, he was the right guy for the job:
John Bolton is a kick ass kind of guy. If we had more of them in the past representing our American interest at the U.N. maybe, just maybe, we'd be at a different place and time. We should be asking Americans if they even want to be a part of the UN anymore. I for one don't.
Bolton is the right man in the right place at the right time. He has courage, conviction and gravitas. Bolton will not be bullied or fall for the stalling techniques used by Iran.
And this one:
I, personally, always thought he was the "right " man for the job.
Joni Bolton Enos
Even Yosemite Sam probably had a sister who was glad he stuck to his guns....
Eric Shawn tells me that because John Bolton got in on a recess appointment — after never getting a vote from Congress — he will automatically go back into the confirmation process in January of 2007. Interestingly, Shawn says even Sen. George Voinovich would be likely to vote "yes" on Bolton. You may remember Voinovich, who said during the initial hearing that out of concern for his children and grandchildren he could not in good conscience vote for Bolton. He's since spent time with the U.S. ambassador and has changed his tune. Now Bolton has to win over the rest of Congress... "North, south, east aaaaand west of the Pecos."
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