Friday, April 22, 2005

Pondscum alert!

Why Dodd fights Bolton:
Why did Monday's Democratic assault on John Bolton at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have so little to do with how he would perform as U.S. ambassador at the United Nations and so much about Cuban biological warfare?

It may be partially explained by tactical considerations. But the more significant reason is Sen. Christopher Dodd's long-range goal of normalized relations with Fidel Castro.
I wonder Fidel has on ole Chris? Maybe it's pictures of the solon in a waitress sandwich? And if you're curious as to what kind of State Department employee Chris would like to see:
Bolton also came under fire from Dodd for questioning CIA officer Fulton Armstrong's assessment on Cuban arms.
But should Armstrong have been free of criticism? During his tenure as assistant secretary of state, Reich on several occasions asked, without success, that Armstrong be removed. This CIA analyst was notorious inside the national security bureaucracy for faulty judgments on not only Cuba but also Haiti, Venezuela and Colombia.

To his critics, Armstrong always favored positions of such anti-U.S. heads of state as Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. It is doubtful that Democratic senators questioning Bolton, other than Dodd, knew about Armstrong's background.
I'd say that was being real charitable to the other Donks.