According to your link, this guy was not in government on October 10, 2001. If he currently has a government position, he was appointed by Bush.
But then, is he really a government employee currently? Just what is a "spokesman" for the Allied Coalition? I seriously doubt that he is currently an Ambassador. Remember, Ambassadors are usually called by that name, even though they no longer are. Such as Alan Keyes.
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad opened a Coalition Information Center. Kenton Keith served as the Center's director.
The guy's been on the job less than a week. No wonder he's stupid.