John Bolton Is the Right Choice for UN Ambassador

Today, I sent a letter to Senators Richard Lugar and Joseph Biden, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging the consideration and confirmation of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. John Bolton's aggressive advocacy for much-needed reform at the United Nations and strong support of one of America's greatest allies, Israel, qualifies him as an outstanding Ambassador. One instance where his exemplary leadership was shown was in his vote on November 17th against a United Nations General Assembly resolution which condemned Israel for defending itself in the Gaza Strip against the terrorist rocket launches into Israel. I applaud Ambassador Bolton for standing as a powerful force against biased and politically-motivated resolutions. Additionally, with corruption and mismanagement rampant throughout the UN, as evidenced by the recent "Oil-for-Food" scandal, it is clear that we need a strong voice for reform to represent our country to the world body.