Wednesday, February 08, 2006
  Ambassador Bolton Nominated for Nobel Prize
John Bolton, our ambassador to the United Nations has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Bolton and Kenneth Timmerman were nominated for their vital role in exposing Iran's covert plans to develop nuclear weapons. The pair carefully documented Iran's secret nuclear buildup and revealed "repeated lying" and false reports by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Bolton served as Undersecretary for arms control and international security, and authored the Proliferation Security Initiative, an international effort to stop shipments of WMDs. This initiative unmasked a secret nuclear network under the control of A. Q. Khan, a Pakistani nuclear scientist. Timmerman has researched and written for more than 20 years on Iran's nuclear activities. He first exposed details of Iran's ties with A.Q. Khan.

A former critic of Bolton and his recess appointment, Republican Senator George Voinovich now believes Bolton is doing a good job. "I spend a lot of time with John on the phone. I think he is really working very constructively to move forward. ... at this stage of the game I am pleased with the progress that is being made here and the team that he has gathered together here."
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