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Bolton to Kucinich on Sy Hersh's Piece: "I Don't Have Time To Read Much Fiction" (VIDEO)
Expose The Left ^ | 5/2/2006

Posted on 05/02/2006 8:26:18 PM PDT by ianschwartz

US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton testified before the House subcommittee on international relations today and got in a little argument with Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Rep. Kucinich asked John Bolton about Sy Hersh's "New Yorker" article on Iran, to which Bolton said he didn't read it because he doesn't have time to read "fiction":

KUCINICH: Have you ever heard of that report?

BOLTON: I'd never heard of the report, I never read the article, nor do I intend to.

KUCINICH: Do you have any interest as to whether or not -- as the U.S. Ambassador, you don’t have any interest as to whether or not U.S. Marines are actually operating in Iran right now?

BOLTON: I said I had not heard of the report and I didn't intend to read the article in "The New Yorker."

KUCINICH: If I gave you this article right now, walked it over, would you look at it?

BOLTON: I don't think so, honestly, Congressman, because I don't have time to read much fiction.

KUCINICH: We know that U.S. Troops are in Iran. How does this affect U.N. Negotiations?

BOLTON: Congressman, you know more than I do, that's all I can say.

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1 posted on 05/02/2006 8:26:21 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

Dennis Kucinich is an IDIOT.

He's a disgrace to Cleveland and a disgrace to Ohio.


2 posted on 05/02/2006 8:27:55 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: ianschwartz

Go Bolton!!!!! Piss on these turds!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/02/2006 8:27:59 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: ianschwartz

LMAO, I LOVE it!!!!

You GO Mr. Ambassador, smack DOWN that little maggot!

Kucinich? You totally SUCK!


4 posted on 05/02/2006 8:28:08 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: ianschwartz

Dennis Kucinich vrs John Bolton is not a very fair fight.


5 posted on 05/02/2006 8:28:26 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ianschwartz

Unfreakingbelivable.


6 posted on 05/02/2006 8:29:02 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: ianschwartz

Kusinich... have you ever f@#@@#ckin''' heard of AMERICA!!?!??!?!?! We are the greatest!!!! If you can't accept that then go the F@@@#CK to Zimbabwe where you can receive your calling!!!


7 posted on 05/02/2006 8:30:11 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: ianschwartz
He slapped that idiot from Cal, too. (I forget his name....the bald one with the monster nostrils). Bolton proves that it is possible to be a Republican and have a full set...
8 posted on 05/02/2006 8:31:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fake but accurate.)
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To: ianschwartz

Ummm...

IF (and that's a BIG "if") Kucinich is right, and we really do have U.S. Marines covertly inside Iran at the moment...

Wouldn't that be a breach of national security and a divulging of classified information to baldly state so in an open meeting?


9 posted on 05/02/2006 8:31:10 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: clintonh8r

Waxman?


10 posted on 05/02/2006 8:31:33 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Yeah...Waxman.


11 posted on 05/02/2006 8:31:58 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fake but accurate.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

You know, these Richard-Noggins are about to cause me to blow a nut out the right temple!!


12 posted on 05/02/2006 8:32:00 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (grateful texan!)
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To: clintonh8r

13 posted on 05/02/2006 8:32:43 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Do traitorous actions shock you when coming from a traitor?


14 posted on 05/02/2006 8:32:56 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: ianschwartz

I'm suprised Bolton has the time to suffer these fools...


15 posted on 05/02/2006 8:33:07 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: ianschwartz

If we did have men on the ground, behind the lines in Iran, Hersh and Kucinich might as well have signed their death warrants.

Hersh did it for money.

Kucinich did it out of sheer malevolent stupidity.

They both make my skin crawl.


16 posted on 05/02/2006 8:33:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: Choose Ye This Day; clintonh8r
Waxman?

Waxman.

Fear the 'Stache!

17 posted on 05/02/2006 8:33:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

John Bolton, the only grownup at the UN.


18 posted on 05/02/2006 8:34:27 PM PDT by pooh fan ("Strong, the pull of the Dark Side is". Yoda)
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To: Sir Gawain

They shouldn't, but at times my jaw cannot help but drop.

What a vile, despicable, anti-military weasel Kucinich is.

Further proof that Democrats cannot ever be trusted with our national security.


19 posted on 05/02/2006 8:34:41 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: ncountylee

No, but it's sure entertaining! :o)


20 posted on 05/02/2006 8:36:08 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS))
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To: ianschwartz

They showed part of this on Brit Hume - the repeat will be at midnight.


21 posted on 05/02/2006 8:36:43 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: ianschwartz

Bolton for President!


22 posted on 05/02/2006 8:37:14 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: ianschwartz

"A glass of straight vodka is the only way I can deal with you idiots."

23 posted on 05/02/2006 8:37:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Exactly.

Change the marines to "undercover policemen" and swap the Iran mess for an organized crime investigation, and let some official blow the whole thing wide open. That's what this really is, and it's treason.

24 posted on 05/02/2006 8:39:57 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: pooh fan

Isn't that the truth! I'm so glad Bush did a recess appointment for this guy.


25 posted on 05/02/2006 8:40:58 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: Crooked Constituent
Bolton for President!

Count me in.

26 posted on 05/02/2006 8:41:13 PM PDT by marron
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To: Choose Ye This Day

27 posted on 05/02/2006 8:43:08 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Mmm! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!)
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To: ianschwartz
SCOTUS, Bolton--W sure can pick em!

Kucinich should try out for the role of Mr. Spock, he's such an actor.

28 posted on 05/02/2006 8:43:43 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (What part of 'If you don't vote Republican, DemRats will control our country' don't you understand?)
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To: ianschwartz
Man, I dunno. Kucinich has some pretty heavy political backing. Check Out This Blast From Your FR Past.
29 posted on 05/02/2006 8:44:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ianschwartz
Now where's that .wav file of some guy getting smacked several time real hard??????? Need that to go with the line "Amb. Bolton SMACKS Dennis the Menace Down Hard!"
30 posted on 05/02/2006 8:46:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Choose: That is absolutley priceless.

B.T.W. how do you think Bolton would handle border security if he were POTUS?


31 posted on 05/02/2006 8:48:07 PM PDT by Buffalo49
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To: ianschwartz

Thanks very much for posting this. I saw this on Fox News earlier today and thought about it all night at work.

OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING! OUTSTANDING!

HOORAY John Bolton!

Absolutely THE BEST television I have seen in a long time.

HOORAY John Bolton!


32 posted on 05/02/2006 8:50:06 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Billthedrill; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; ...
Check Out This Blast From Your FR Past.

Much more here.

For those who never saw the above threads, they are classics.


33 posted on 05/02/2006 8:50:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: ianschwartz

Thanks!

Oh and I forgot ..

PING!


34 posted on 05/02/2006 8:51:05 PM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz
George V. Voinovich - Republican (Ohio)


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During Bolton's confirmation hearing Bolton could not get out of committee for a vote because of THIS "republican" and these are a few of his words as he broke into tears... literally

"But what message are we sending to the world community when in the same breath we have sought to appoint an ambassador to the United Nations who himself has been accused of being arrogant, of not listening to his friends, of acting unilaterally, of bullying those who do not have the ability to properly defend themselves? These are the very characteristics that we’re trying to dispel in the world community.

It is my concern that the confirmation of John Bolton would send a contradictory and negative message to the world community about U.S. intentions. I’m afraid that his confirmation will tell the world that we’re not dedicated to repairing our relationship or working as a team, but that we believe only someone with sharp elbows can deal properly with the international community.

And to those who say a vote against John Bolton is against reform of the U.N., I say, nonsense. There are many other people who are qualified to go to the United Nations that can get the job done for our country. Frankly, I’m concerned that Mr. Bolton would make it more difficult for us to achieve the badly needed reforms to this outdated institution. I believe that there could even be more obstacles to reform if Mr. Bolton is sent to the United Nations than if he were another candidate.

Another reason I believe Mr. Bolton is not the best candidate for the job is his tendency to act without regard for the views of others and without respect for the chain of command.

Who is to say that Mr. Bolton will not continue to stray off message as ambassador to the U.N.?

Who is to say he will not hurt rather than help U.S. relations with the international community and our desire to reform the U.N.?

I have concerns about Mr. Bolton’s ability to inspire and lead a team so that it can be as effective as possible in completing the important task before him.

And I’m not the only one.

There is no doubt that Mr. Bolton has serious deficiencies in the areas that are critical to be a good ambassador.

Mr. Chairman, I have to say that after poring over the hundreds of pages of testimony and — you know, I wasn’t here for those hearings, but I did my penance, I read all of it — I believe that John Bolton would have been fired if he’d worked for a major corporation. This is not the behavior of a true leader who upholds the kind of democracy that President Bush is seeking to promote globally. This is not the behavior that should be endorsed as the face of the United States to the world community and the United Nations. Rather, Mr. Chairman, it is my opinion that John Bolton is the poster child of what someone in the diplomatic corps should not be.

We must recognize that to be successful in this war, one of our most important tools is public diplomacy.

After hours of deliberation, telephone calls, personal conversations, reading hundreds of pages of transcripts and asking for guidance from above, I have come to the determination that the United States can do better than John Bolton.
"


35 posted on 05/02/2006 8:51:08 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Better to take what they can throw at us now,rather than take what they promise to throw at us later)
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To: ianschwartz

Bolton Rocks!


36 posted on 05/02/2006 8:51:56 PM PDT by Once-Ler (Beware conservatives whose political consistency dictates all Presidents must be impeached.)
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To: ianschwartz

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Bolton? This guy should run for President.


37 posted on 05/02/2006 8:52:10 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just a hoot, Slings. First-rate stuff, 2000 times funnier than that "comic" at the President's black tie dinner


38 posted on 05/02/2006 8:54:10 PM PDT by Buffalo49
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To: Choose Ye This Day
I really don't think it's fair to make fun of a person based on there physical appearance.

The Phantom can't help he looks like Waxman and I'm sure that is one of the reasons he haunts the opera house.

39 posted on 05/02/2006 8:54:10 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ianschwartz

Only problem with Bolton is that he believes the UN can be 'reformed'. Reformed into what I have no idea. I say nuke the UN, then Iran.


40 posted on 05/02/2006 8:54:23 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascism)
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To: clintonh8r

"He slapped that idiot from Cal, too. (I forget his name....the bald one with the monster nostrils). Bolton proves that it is possible to be a Republican and have a full set..."

Ha!

I was watching the whole thing, and for some reason they had three pathetic Demodick$ right in a row. After Bolton finished with those two he pureed some gravel-face from MA-complete with whiny Back Bay accent. Bolton utterly drilled the yapping poodle and took all the little fool's allotted questioning time in doing it.

Bush can shove his "compassionate conservatism." It has not and will not ever work. He needs more skilled and knowledgeable confrontational assassins like Mr. Bolton.


41 posted on 05/02/2006 8:56:40 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Buffalo49

Thank you very much!


42 posted on 05/02/2006 8:58:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Rachel Corrie's not dead - she's taking a CAT nap.)
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To: You Dirty Rats; Choose Ye This Day
Dennis "the Minus" Kookcinich:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "I am not a kook!"

43 posted on 05/02/2006 9:00:11 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Dennis "the Minus" Kookcinich.)
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To: clintonh8r
Waxman!
44 posted on 05/02/2006 9:02:20 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Damn, I was too slow!


45 posted on 05/02/2006 9:03:55 PM PDT by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Heck with the nostrils, that ear is a pie plate.


46 posted on 05/02/2006 9:04:42 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

He's a disgrace to Cleveland and a disgrace to Ohio.

You got that right!

47 posted on 05/02/2006 9:11:39 PM PDT by rdb3 (I think I'll stay in Arkansas... Naa, back to Ohio for me.)
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To: clintonh8r
He slapped that idiot from Cal, too. (I forget his name....the bald one with the monster nostrils). Bolton proves that it is possible to be a Republican and have a full set...

Waxman to Bolton: "... You didn't do your job"

Waxman and Kookcinich, what a pair. LoL!

48 posted on 05/02/2006 9:11:50 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: rdb3; You Dirty Rats


Testify!

49 posted on 05/02/2006 9:13:17 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: clintonh8r
He slapped that idiot from Cal, too. (I forget his name....the bald one with the monster nostrils). Bolton proves that it is possible to be a Republican and have a full set...

That idiot was noneother than Henry "Nostrildamus" Waxman, and here is the comment I sent to HIM via his website:

Congressman, I saw your little temper tantrum with U.N. Ambassador John Bolton ("you didn't do your job") and what you accomplished was to reinforce the perception that you are a pathetic, far left puke fading into irrelevancy. It is my sincere hope that for the sake of your own health, that you and Congressman Kucinich do NOT exchange bodily fluids. The gene pool just isn't ready for that. Oh, and do have a nice day! :)
50 posted on 05/02/2006 9:15:33 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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