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photoIt has been anything but a straightforward nomination process for John Bolton. The President's pick for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. has spent weeks before the Republican-dominated Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The rhetoric got turned up a notch today with some of the fiercest words coming from Republican Senator George Voinovich who said "I really don't believe he is the best man we can send to the United Nations."

Unable to recommend Bolton's nomination or to vote him down, the committee has shifted the decision to the full Senate sending him up for a vote, without an endorsement.

Hear the latest developments on John Bolton's nomination vote and expert analysis.

Guests:

Bennett Roth, Washington correspondent for The Houston Chronicle

David Rothkopf, visting scholar for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Donald McHenry, professor of diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981, and Deputy U.S. Representative from 1977 to 1979

John Harwood, political editor of The Wall Street Journal

Catherine Bertini, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management and former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, a group focused on nuclear security issues

This program aired on May 12, 2005.

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