John Bolton Embarrasses a Confused Senator Kerry (Video)
Ambassador John Bolton totally outclassed Senator John F. Kerry in the Senate hearings on Thursday,
DANEgerus has the Video HERE
John Kerry was really no match for UN Ambassador John Bolton:
Democrats like John Kerry have vowed to fight the nomination (of John Bolton). Kerry showed up at the very last minute of today’s hearing and it turned into a barbed exchange between the Bush Administration’s attempt to engage North Korea in 6 party talks:
John Bolton: It’s the nature of multilateral negotiations, Senator.
John Kerry: Why not engage in a bilateral one and get the job done? That’s what the Clinton Administration did.
Ouch!… It’s pretty painful to watch.
And, talk about a flip flop… Isn’t John Kerry the presidential candidate who slammed Bush for going it alone?
(Kerry in a 2004 debate:
“But this president hasn’t even held the kind of statesman-like summits that pull people together and get them to invest in those states. In fact, he’s done the opposite. He pushed them away.”)
The CSPAN video of the hearing is even more devastating for the Massachusetts Senator (minute 3:20 of the clip)
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Terry Harris sent this related news earlier in the week:
Mr. Bolton has stood up for America….He has stood up for one of our greatest allies, Israel…..and against the terrorist animals. Bolton has pointed out the UN’s failings instead of playing the get along at any cost game.
What does he get for his trouble? The following:
While appearing on CNN’s “Late Edition” yesterday, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was asked whether he could now support Mr. Bolton’s nomination.
“No, this is going to be a bruising fight,” said the Connecticut Democrat and Foreign Relations panel member. “I regret this. I’m sorry the administration wants to go forward with this. The problems still persist. … Many ambassadors at the U.N. feel that he hasn’t done a good job there. He has polarized the situation.”
“Many ambassadors at the UN…” Like who, for instance? Iran perhaps? Maybe Syria? Maybe some of the countries that profited from Saddam’s “Oil for Money” shenanigans?
Korea Liberator says pompous-yet-shallow is not an endearing combination.