Skip to comments.Bolton's successor (Zalmay Khalilzad)
Posted on 12/09/2006 7:59:56 AM PST by veronica
WASHINGTON -- Zalmay Khalilzad, who was announced this week as leaving as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, is the leading prospect to replace John Bolton as envoy to the United Nations.
President Bush was reported by aides as looking for someone who approximates Bolton's combination of toughness and diplomatic skill and has tentatively decided on Khalilzad. A native of Afghanistan, he has served in government posts dating back to 1985 and is the highest-ranking Muslim in the Bush administration.
Speculation on a new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to succeed John Bolton is focusing on the current U.S. ambassador in Iraq, Khalilzad, and a former U.S. deputy ambassador at the U.N., Richard Williamson. A footnote: State Department sources have said Andrew Card, who on April 14 finished five years as White House chief of staff, was interested in the UN post and was a dark horse to get it. However, he never made any such desire known to the president and is not being considered for the UN.
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His first official act should be a proposal to relocate UN headquarters to Mogadishu.
And his second should be to renounce Islam.
Can't we all just get along. Working toward the new tone. /sarc
Why? Who is this guy and why is it bad he is in the running? I would like to know all about him before I say he won't represent our interests. For all I know he will be another Bolton.
After all, Howard Dean is a right proper Vermont name and he is busy selling us out to European socialists along with the rest of his party. (See the tag line)
Sorry, can't ultimately trust him.
That's the same thing I said to my family.
Been to Vermont lately? It would make any EU type America basher very proud. Dean is typical of the lot.
I guess nobody has been paying attention for the last 5 years. If I'm not mistaken, when push comes to shove his loyalties must be towards Allah and Islam first. Which makes him ineligible for public office in my mind. Ditto the other public/elected officials whose loyalties are in doubt.
I thought for sure this was Scrappleface or the Onion...but sadly, the joke is on us....
Why doesn't Bush just surrender this country to Al Queda on televison now?
Bush doesn't care about his legacy.
Obviously no one in the administration cares about the future of this country.
I see nothing in his biography at Wik to make me wary of this guy. The only thing that appears to have many on this thread hysterical is the fact that he's Muslim which in my mind is NOT by itself indicative of untrustworthiness or inability to look out for our interests.
What a bunch of bigots!
Here is some more information....I agree with you, I need to know more than that he is a Muslim...
Considering how anti-Israel the UN is, this appears to be an awful choice. It is possible this man is not hostile to Israel, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
It might be a nice change to have a Muslim standing up for American goals in the UN. Who knows, it could encourage Muslims in the U.S. to do the same.
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