John Bolton: Bush must "rein in" Condi Rice

by Infidelesto on December 16, 2007 · 2 comments

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Former American ambassador to UN slams president’s foreign policy, says Bush ‘doesn’t supervise Secretary of State Rice enough’

US President George W. Bush’s foreign policy is in free fall and puts the nation’s security at risk, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told a German magazine on Sunday.

Bolton , who was a leading hawk in the US administration and favored a tough stance against Iran, North Korea and Iraq, told the Der Spiegel weekly that Bush needed to rein in Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

“His foreign policy is in free fall. The president is acting against his own judgment and instincts (and is) under the influence of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,” he was quoted as telling the magazine.

Bolton said Rice’s was the dominant voice on foreign policy and that she was a channel for the views of liberal career bureaucrats in the foreign ministry.

“(Bush) does not supervise her enough. That is a mistake,” he was quoted as saying, adding that a moderate foreign policy was a threat to US security.

“North Korea will, for example, now keep its nuclear weapons. And the Iranians have got a signal from our own intelligence services that they can do whatever they want.

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