One of the top news stories for today is that President Bush sidestepped the Senate and appointed John Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations.
The reports available at both CNN and the BBC are factual and avoid much by the way of spin. Thatís not true of the story found at The Guardian, where the headline screams ďBush bypasses Senate to install neo-con at UNĒ.
I personally approve of Boltonís appointment, mainly because Iím hoping that he will increase awareness amongst US voters of the UNís incompetence and corruption. If he does then a decision by America to pull out of the organization and reduce it to insignificance will come all the sooner.
I think that this is also why Liberals like the staff at The Guardian are upset by Boltonís appointment.
At any rate, Bolton has a great deal of work to do. I think he should start with the UN renovation scandal that Ginny has been writing about.