Friday, July 08, 2005

Confirm John Bolton

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Excel web sharing - spreadsheet collaboration over the Internet made easy with BadBlueIf the London terror cells had been able to acquire WMDs, there's little doubt they'd have used them.

The anti-Bolton cabal of Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, and tearful George Voinovich are in perilous territory. In April 2004, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1540, which locks down proliferation of WMDs. 1540 bans A.Q. Khan-style WMD parts-trading networks and is a Chapter Seven action and therefore binding. It requires all member states to create, control and audit export and shipment of any item that can be used for WMD production.

The Journal's Daniel Henninger comments:

Mr. Bolton is famous for his views of North Korea, but he is expert in the activities of one other incorrigible proliferator--Iran. Yesterday I asked a high international official, whose job is to develop global anti-terror structures, which states are still actively supporting terrorism. He said, "There are two, Syria and Iran."

If the U.S. Senate wanted to send a signal of resolve and seriousness to whoever bombed London, Democrats would join with Republicans their first day back to dispatch proven anti-terror warrior John Bolton straight to the U.N. They won't. They'll keep playing political fiddles while London burns.

The standard response to all this is that if George Bush and Tony Blair hadn't done Iraq, we'd all be as one in the war on terror. The standard response before September 11, was that if we weren't so close to terror-beset Israel, none of this would ever happen. For 30 years, the standard response to this terror has gotten many of us killed.

WSJ: 'Close Guantanamo'? Our politics fiddles while London burns.

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