Date: April 26 2005
State department spokesman Adam Erili claims that Secretary of State Rice and President
Bush know John Bolton better than a retired ex-ambassador (Boston Globe, Tuesday
April 26, page 11). We should however remember the context: Bolton has been categorized
as a person who, in polite terms, "kisses up and kicks down." Rice and Bush have seen the
nice side of Bolton; the ex-ambassador saw him kicking. John Bolton is not needed at the
UN, where quiet diplomacy is required to bring about constructive change.
Published in Boston Globe, April 30th, 2005