An Open Letter to Senator Obama
Dear Senator Obama,
I see that President Bush intends to resubmit the name of John Bolton for UN Ambassador. Mr. Bolton has performed poorly as an appointee. He appears to be an adversary of the UN, and not worked well with his colleagues there. There has been no movement in terms of what to do with Lebanon and Israel, and certainly, nothing has been done about peacekeeping in Dafur.
But rather than just voting against Mr. Bolton, I read an idea today that presents a more positive alternative which would be very bi-partisan, which is for your committee to suggest to President Bush to nominate someone else that would be more effective: your colleague, Senator Lincoln Chafee. Senator Chafee would be congenial and I believe someone who can bring people together and talk about our serious problems, and hopefully reach for a multi-lateral solution for Iraq in order for us to start the process of withdrawl, and peace.
Thank you for reading my suggestion.
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