Saturday, June 04, 2005
Bolton's Link to Iraq War Lies
Shoes Tumbling To The GroundThe entry then quotes from this AP story:
If any Democratic Senators are looking for a way to shine light on the Downing St Memo(and I'm not holding my breath) this may be the way to do it. And the beauty of it is that they can use that loudmouthed cretin John Bolton to do it:
Bolton Said to Orchestrate Unlawful FiringBush League minion John Bolton's nomination as our next UN Ambassador is a reward for helping W put over his big Iraq WMD lies. Write your Senators!
John R. Bolton flew to Europe in 2002 to confront the head of a global arms-control agency and demand he resign, then orchestrated the firing of the unwilling diplomat in a move a U.N. tribunal has since judged unlawful, according to officials involved.
A former Bolton deputy says the U.S. undersecretary of state felt Jose Bustani ''had to go,'' particularly because the Brazilian was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Baghdad. That might have helped defuse the crisis over alleged Iraqi weapons and undermined a U.S. rationale for war.
(Source: Associated Press via The New York Times [emphasis added.])