John Bolton Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to U.N.
By Peter Baker and William Branigin--Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, December 4, 2006; 1:10 PM
President Bush today accepted the resignation of John R. Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressing deep disappointment that "a handful" of senators had blocked his confirmation last year. . . .
Bolton's nomination had been blocked by a Democratic filibuster threat last year, prompting Bush to place him in the U.N. post through a recess appointment in August 2005.
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N.B. to President Bush:
This is what happens when you act like a dictator in a democratic republic.
Placing someone who hates the UN in this position was a Bad Idea.