The following critical call to action comes to me from Paul Paz y Mino with the Stop Bolton Coalition. I eagerly support his work and encourage interested parties to get involved and follow his lead.
We need you to Support the Senate in its efforts to Stop Bolton and let the White House know that anyone else would be better for the job. All of you should apply today for the job. If you believe the Administration should work with the Senate and the United States should engage with the rest of the world to tackle terrorism, UN reform, and nuclear weapons , then you are better qualified than John Bolton!
Show the Senate and the White House just how many alternatives to Bolton they have!
You can write through your own senator's website www.senate.gov or send emails directly to your senator thru www.stopbolton.org
Honorable (Name of Senator)
Dear (Name of Senator):
I am writing to apply for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. As outlined below, my qualifications far exceed Mr. Bolton's for this position.
At a time when we need to work with the world to tackle complex issues like the war on terror, I am well positioned to reach out to and work with our allies. For example, unlike Mr. Bolton, I have never worked to undermine the efforts of our allies to persuade Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions, nor have I stalled nuclear threat reduction initiatives with Russia..
I have never tried to politicize intelligence or cry "wolf" about other countries' weapons programs. If the President asks me to make our case with regard to North Korea or Iran, my credibility is intact with our allies and I could rally other nations to our cause.
I am committed to reforming the United Nations because I understand the important role it plays in promoting peace, security, democracy, health, and other U.S. interests. In reform discussions, I would be informed as well as aggressive, and I would never callously suggest the effort could be as easy as lopping off the top ten floors of the UN Secretariat building in New York City.
I treat my professional colleagues fairly and with respect, as I would want to be treated, because it is the right thing to do and more importantly because as a diplomat, it would allow me to accomplish my country's national security goals more effectively.
I realize that, as a senator, you are unable to nominate Ambassadors. However, I urge you to publicly object to a recess appointment of Mr. Bolton, which would undercut your responsibility to offer advice and consent on Presidential appointments. Further, I urge you to oppose Mr. Bolton's nomination and any motions that close Senate debate on his candidacy before the Senate receives all the information it has requested. Your opposition will allow the White House to nominate a new candidate who, like me, would be a more suitable U.S. Representative to the United Nations.
My resume and references are available upon request.
*This message is not a sincere application for the position, but rather an attempt to illustrate Mr. Bolton's serious shortcomings. Please oppose Mr. Bolton's nomination.