Bush's Bomb Thrower

John Bolton loathes the U.N., which some say makes him perfect to be our ambassador there

Ever since Bernard Kerik, George W. Bush's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, withdrew his name from consideration last December, the President had been playing it safe with his second-term nominations. And so it came as a surprise to almost everyone, in Washington and in foreign capitals, when the President last week announced John Bolton as his pick for the next U.S. ambassador to the U.N. A senior State Department official whose 24-year career in and out of government has been defined by a self-professed distaste for treaties, contempt for diplomatic niceties and hostility toward the U.N., Bolton was...

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