So called "Diplomat" John Bolton has lost his place at the UN in a backlash against his un-Diplomatic approach to world events.
The hard-line US ambassador to the UN has announced that he will step down within weeks. As usual the office of George Bush allowed Bolton to "resign" prior to being ousted by the new Democrat controlled Senate. Many Senate Democrats - and a few Republicans - charged that his hard-line ideology and penchant for confrontation was at odds with the UN's multilateral nature.
As recently as November the Bush administration appeared intent on fighting to keep Bolton in his current position, however they have lost their stranglehold on the political environment, and seem to be losing each confrontation they wade into. I guess the clock is ticking, Mr Bush.