This weekend the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-3 to confirm the nomination of John Negroponte to be theUS Ambassador to the United Nations. Negroponte’s nomination now moves on to the full Senate, where he will almostcertainly be confirmed. It also comes as the Bush Administration seeks to build an international coalition to supportpossible military action.
Just a few weeks ago, however, Democratic Senators were vowing to sharply question or even block Negroponte’snomination, for reasons that have a lot to do with the current public debate about terrorism. Negroponte, who servedas Ambassador to Honduras during the 1980’s, is a man who knows something about terrorism.
- Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.