An e-mail from a clued-in D.C.-er:
In that Post story you linked to on The Corner about Bolton, this line
caught my eye:
“The six letters, intended to clarify proposed U.S. amendments to the draft,
constitute the most detailed public picture of Bolton’s thinking on a range
of issues since he became ambassador, including on the fight against poverty
and terrorism, the promotion of human rights and the streamlining of the
But this isn’t “Bolton’s thinking,” it’s administration policy (as those
quoted further down in the piece make clear in bashing the administration).
Surely, Bolton’s spine is helpful in making sure this moves forward, but
Ambassador Bolton isn’t just making s#&% up as he goes along; he’s not
pushing some personal agenda–if so, I guarantee it would be worded a bit
Oh, and maybe it’s just me, but the subhead on the piece suggests that the
White House “fears” Bolton’s efforts, not the loons at the UN.