Monday, April 25, 2005

Bolton's no wimp

The Silberman-Robb Commission stated “The intelligence community needs to be pushed. It will not do its best unless it is pressed by policy-makers — sometimes to the point of discomfort.” Which is exactly what Bolton was doing to Westermann, a biological weapons expert who proposed that Bolton use "language that reiterated existing, consensus assessments by American intelligence agencies” when addressing Cuba’s efforts to obtain biological weapons. In other words, don’t hurt Castro’s feelings. Instead it was Westermann’s feelings that were hurt. And that’s what disqualifies Bolton for the UN position, he might hurt someone’s feelings. Read Andrew McCarthy's article at NRO.

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