Letter from Retired Diplomats Opposing John Bolton’s Nomination
On March 29, 2005 a group of almost 60 retired diplomats sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar to announce their concern about John Bolton's nomination to be Ambassador to the UN.

March 31, 2005

On March 29, 2005, a group of almost 60 retired diplomats sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chariman Richard Lugar stating their collective concern about the nomination of John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN.

The letter cites examples of concern, and calls for the U.S. Senate to reject Bolton’s nomination. According to the letter, “By virtue of service in the State Department, USAID and Justice Departments, John Bolton has the professional background needed for this position. But his past activities and statements indicate conclusively that he is the wrong man for this position at a time when the UN is entering a critically important phase of modernization, seeking to promote economic development and democratic reforms and searching for ways to cope better with proliferation crises and a spurt of natural disasters and internal conflicts.”

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