Obligatory reading in the New York Times: Bush, Bolton and Iraq

Two key articles in today’s New York Times throw an unforgiving and depressing light on where President George W Bush is taking the US (and us).  They make dismal but compulsory reading:

http://tinyurl.com/dhoaa: John Bolton opens his wrecking campaign at the UN – a deeply saddening report, 
JohnBolton.jpg enough to make Kofi Annan jump out of his 38th floor UN office window.  So this is why George W. was so determined to get Bolton into place in New York, over the metaphorically dead body of the Senate).  


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/24/opinion/24dowd.html (grateful acknowledgements to Tony Hatfield, his blog, for highlighting this): a witty but disturbing commentary by Maureen Dowd on George W., his need for a holiday from the ranch and Cindy, and the insane logic of the case for staggering on in Iraq.

PS: On the John Bolton piece, now please see http://tinyurl.com/7lzsg.