Thursday, April 14, 2005

Cage Match

Shorter David Brooks on John Bolton:

So, he’s not perfect. Neither is the U.N. But that mustache has me in its thrall…

The Miami Herald editorial board:

As a rule, presidents should have wide latitude in appointments for high office. When questions arise, the nominee deserves the benefit of the doubt — absent an egregious transgression. John Bolton’s well-known disdain for the United Nations doesn’t by itself disqualify him for the job of U.S. ambassador. But his ideological zeal, demonstrated by his dismaying record of carving the facts to fit narrow political goals, make him a singularly poor choice for this important position.