Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The Bolton Sidetrack
Was all geared up to do a post on how the over-riding theme of the John Bolton story had become the "He's a big meanie and so we can't appoint him as Ambassador to the U.N." Which, of course, misses the point entirely. All that manipulated intelligence, strange use of intelligence intercepts and retaliation against those he disagreed with is probably a little more import than whether he raised his voice. And yet that didn't stop the NYT from running a thumb-sucker on "bad bosses" on Sunday or Nightline to wax idiotic on the boss from hell. Problem is, it happens to not be the reason to be worried about Bolton. Well, I was beaten to the punch. Kevin Drum explains.