Confirmation Hearing for UN Ambassador-Designate Bolton

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As protesters disrupted his confirmation hearing today, John Bolton told Senators he wants to make the United Nations stronger. Bolton has been an outspoken critic of the UN, who once called it "irrelevant." Because of his past disdain for the world body, Democrats say they'll oppose his nomination as UN Ambassador. Republicans admit he's not diplomatic, but say he's the right man to shake up a corrupt and ineffective organization. We update today's hearing, get reaction from the UN and hear about Bolton's controversial record with journalists who cover the State Department and UN, and experts in foreign policy and defense.
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Jerusalem Post article on Bush-Sharon meeting

UN ambassador-designate John Bolton

Senate Foreign Relations Commission hearing on Bolton

President Bush's nomination of Bolton

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Senator Chaffe on Bolton's nomination

Leopold's article on US rejection of UN reform proposals on aid, debt



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