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Bolton’s Nomination Gets Letter of Support

From Times Wire Reports

Former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger, ex-CIA Director R. James Woolsey and 64 other retired arms control specialists and diplomats are lined up in support of John R. Bolton, whose nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has stirred controversy.

In a letter to be delivered today to Sen. Richard G. Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, other committee members and congressional leaders, they said the attack on Bolton was an attack on President Bush’s policies.

Last week, critics of Bolton signed another letter calling for his rejection by the Senate, especially because of his opposition to the United States signing a number of arms control treaties.

Lugar, an Indiana Republican, has scheduled a hearing on the nomination for Thursday.

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