10 Questions for John Bolton

So controversial that he couldn't win Senate confirmation, John Bolton, 57, became U.S. ambassador to the United Nations after President Bush installed him via a recess appointment last August. Blunt and outspoken, he chatted with TIME's Elaine Shannon and Romesh Ratnesar about being part of the bureaucracy, Iran's nuclear program and who should succeed Kofi Annan.

YOU ONCE SAID THAT IF THE U.N. LOST 10 FLOORS "IT WOULDN'T MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE." DO YOU STILL FEEL ALL THOSE FLOORS ARE EXPENDABLE? The statement about losing 10 floors was made in the context that there's not a bureaucracy in the world...

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