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Friday, January 07, 2005

One neocon is out

Laura Rozen passes on some good news that I missed: neocon John Bolton is leaving the Bush administration!

Bolton has been serving since May 2001 as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Bolton is a fairly harsh critic of arms control, so he's been working for four years to promote just about any other national security instrument.

In short, he's a unilateralist who embraces US use of force.

Keep the celebration muted as this doesn't (yet) look like a housecleaning. Rather, Bolton is departing in a snit because US Trade Rep Robert Zoellick is going to get the job he wanted: Condi Rice's deputy replacing Richard Armitage.

If Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby are shown the door, turn up the jukebox and tap the keg.

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