Skip to comments.Lugar signs off on Iraq ambassador nomination
Posted on 03/17/2009 5:26:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (AP) Veteran diplomat Christopher Hill on Tuesday won the support of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq, even as other GOP senators bluntly urged President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination.
Lugar's backing is considered crucial to Hill's nomination because it would provide other moderate GOP senators political cover to vote for him. Indiana's Lugar is the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee and widely respected on foreign policy matters.
A confirmation hearing was planned for March 25.
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While considered a seasoned negotiator, he was regarded by many Republicans as too willing to make concessions in an effort to prod Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
Sen. Richard Lugar is a FOOL!
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