The Real Reason the White House Is Stalling on Bolton
by Chris Bowers, Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 10:34:55 AM EDT
The names of American individuals and companies that may have violated export restriction bans on the shipment of dangerous weapons material to China, Libya, and even Iran. And is it too big of a leap to assume that some or all of these firms may prove to be very damaging to the White House, as campaign contributors?Holy crap. I remember, way back at the beginning of the Bolton fight, running into some people who didn't think Bolton was worth fighting because there was no chance of success and even if we did somehow succeed, it would not mean much in terms of political capital. Could those people have been more wrong? The Bolton fight could lead to a huge scandal, the sort of thing that could drop Bush and the Republicans to new lows in terms of approval and outlook for 2006.