Originally Posted by mburbank
What is it with W and Iran/Contra scandal players? I understood making Negroponte ambassador to the UN, that was an intentional slap in the face, these guys HATE the UN and appointing a guy who violated US law by channeling money to the contras through his emabassy in Honduras sounds the right note of contempt.
But making him ambassador to Iraq, a job the administration suppossedly thinks is important? Does he speak arabic? No. Does he have any background at all in the Middle East? No. Has he ever served in the middle east before? No. His resume does show however, that if a president wants him to do something the US congress has speciffically forbidden, he's up for it. THAT's his major qualification.
I am amazed they haven't found a job for Oliver North yet.
I guess all the Nixon era guys are either too old or dead.