Friday, April 22, 2005

Whose Character Judgment Do You Trust?

From Reuters this morning....

Be honest. Whose judgement of character do you trust, Colin Powell or George Bush, avid supporter and close friend of Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and execs from Enron and Halliburton?

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed the troubled nomination of John Bolton to be U.N. ambassador with senators who sought his opinion, a spokeswoman for the retired general said on Friday.

Another associate said Powell had little trust or affection for the hard-line conservative and The New York Times reported the he expressed reservations about Bolton to Republican Sens. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

The Bush administration was scrambling to put Bolton's nomination on track after Republicans on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee were forced to postpone his confirmation vote this week when some of them expressed concerns about Bolton's fitness for the job.

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