Friday, April 22, 2005
Former US Ambassador: Bolton not so truthful
From CBSNews: Colin Powell Enters Bolton Battle
Bolton gave [a speech] in South Korea in the summer of 2003, in which he said, "For many in North Korea, life is a hellish nightmare."
When asked about the hard-line speech, Bolton said Ambassador Thomas Hubbard had approved it.
"I can tell you what our ambassador to South Korea, Tom Hubbard, said after the speech. He said, "Thanks a lot for that speech, John. It'll help us a lot out here.'"
Ambassador Hubbard told CBS News that he specifically objected to the tone of the speech and actually found it unhelpful in dealing with North Korea.
"I told the committee that if you're basing your vote on his (Bolton's) assertion that I approved his speech, that is not true," Hubbard said.