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Danforth pleased with Bolton nomination

(Reuters file photo)

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – Former United Nations ambassador John Danforth says he's happy with President Bush's selection of John Bolton to take over his old post.

Mr. Bush appointed Bolton Monday. The move sidesteps what would have been a contentious Senate confirmation hearing.

John Danforth stepped down from the U.N. ambassadorship in January after just six months, citing family concerns. He then returned home to St. Louis.

Danforth says John Bolton is a good pick for the job, despite accusations from some Senators that Bolton abused subordinates at the State Department and twisted intelligence to fit his conservative views. Danforth also says the UN delegation is understaffed.

Because it's a recess appointment, Bolton's job will end when the Senate adjourns late next year.


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