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WASHINGTON - President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.
"This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform," Bush said. He said Bolton had his complete confidence.
Bush put Bolton on the job in a recess appointment — an avenue available to the president when the Congress is in recess. Under the Constitution, a recess appointment during the lawmakers' August break would last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007.
Bolton joined Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the announcement ceremony and said he was honored and humbled by the president's appointment. "It will be a distinct privilege to be an advocate for America's values and interests at the U.N. and, in the words of the U.N. charter, to help maintain international peace and security," he said.
On what grounds would they be taken to the UN Security Council?
I think they were in a voluntary agreement with the IAEA and they seem to be using the right protocol to withdraw from it.
At the moment, they are showing no clear sign.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Going against the strong recomendations of the IAEA and not cooperating with it are themselves signs of agression. Iran agreed that the IAEA can inspect their sites. Now they're saying they can't. Its an independant international organization with the backing of the global community and the United Nations, they can't make a legitimate claim of bias or giving up state secrets, if the IAEA wants to inspect, you have to let it inspect or else you're in breach of some serious treaties and the rest of the world would be quite rational to think that you do infact have a secret weapons programme.
North Korea broke its treaties and deals with the US regarding nukes and look at the massive geo-political and military problem that it is.
Originally posted by subz
The United States does not have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to going to War against Iran.
Until they break the law or invade another country LEAVE THEM ALONE. Is that such a hard concept? Pre-emptive wars will be our downfall!