Bolton gets a blogjob
Bush and his 33% approval is avoiding the media like the plague, Cheney's been hanging upside down in his crypt for 2-3 weeks and Crazy John Bolton's out giving interviews to troglodyte blogs.
And why is this important? First off, when the ambassador is giving interviews to yahoos like this while one of the most significant conflicts in recent history is on the negotiating table (involving the US and UN) it's surely a sign of where this man's priorities lie.
After being filibustered for his extreme and bellicose viws (and then appointed temporarily by Bush anyway), Matt Stoller suggests that the upcoming Bolton nomination may become the battlefield on which the Democratic Party's foreign policy debate is played out (more HERE).
Tbogg found this bit of genius from Pamela, what he calls "a real, honest to god, I-don't-make-this-shit-up, question." For her part Pamela lets us know that "I ask the tough questions and got the hard answers."
You be the judge:
Pamela: So much faith in the Lebanese government I do not understand. A puppet of Syria, who is a puppet of Iran. Iran is Barzini here. You see the Godfather? Okay? So a question about it. Who props up that government? I mean if the Israeli, if the IDF, which is, although when I was in Israel, I gotta tell you, a bunch of baby-faced kids. I know they're always portrayed in the media with Darth Vader helmets and the Israeli war machine. I'm telling you, the cutest kids ever. But if they couldn't contain, and I think there's an element of that that no one really wants to talk about. I wonder how much the US government was surprised that Israel didn't go in, bing-bang-boom, and knock these suckers out. Forget about Israel for a second, even though it's difficult for me, right and wrong, good and evil, and all that. Let's discuss real politics, shall we? It's in America's best interest that Hezbollah be eliminated. I mean this is not just Israel's problem. You know who Hezbollah is. You know where they are. So I think there was an element of surprise. Do I think it's Olmert's weakness? I do. Did I campaign wildly for Bibi? I did. Do I have a vote? I don't. So I think Israel also, you know it's interesting, when I was in Israel, you could see the country was in short of like a shock, like a 9/11 shock. Here they had banked so much on land for peace and peace, even this sh--, even a bad peace, sorry about that, John, is better than a good war, so to speak, although I don't subscribe to that. I understand that the current, modern civilization does, to which they're going to pay dearly, but that's besides the point. Such stock we're putting in the Lebanese government, who is totally kowtowing to Hezbollah. You put every remark by the crying Siniora, I mean, another Godfather moment. You remember Godfather, Frank Sinatra, it was supposed to be Frank Sinatra, he's crying, you're godfather. Same thing happens, somebody slap him. So how could you have so much faith in the Lebanon government? I mean, I want to believe, John. I believe in you. I want to believe.(Tbogg)