For years, a key U.S. program intended to keep Russian nuclear fuel out of terrorist hands has been frozen by an arcane legal dispute. As undersecretary of state, John R. Bolton was charged with fixing the problem, but critics complained he was the roadblock.It was some legal crap about fixing liability if anything went wrong. Nothing that should have slowed the process.
Now with Bolton no longer in the job, U.S. negotiators report a breakthrough with the Russians and predict a resolution will be sealed by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin at an international summit in Scotland next month, clearing the way to eliminate enough plutonium to fuel 8,000 nuclear bombs.
And they want this guy as ambassador to the U.N.? They just want him out of D.C. I got the plan: make him ambassador to Nepal. He'll get tough with the hill people and those Gurkhas'll slice him into pieces with their kukris. End of problem.