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John Bolton’s tenure as U.N. ambassador is over, but his neoconservative cheerleading is just beginning. ThinkProgress obtained a message from the Washington Speakers Bureau, which is advertising Bolton’s new job on the speakers circuit:

I wanted you to be among the first to know that a new speaker has joined Washington Speakers Bureau.

JOHN BOLTON, who was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined Washington Speakers Bureau for exclusive representation. Last week, the “Wall Street Journal” described him as someone who “saw the world as it really was” and spoke “with moral clarity about it.” [...]

I hope you will call me as you start planning your upcoming events.

Have a great holiday season.

Bolton was an “outspoken critic” of outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Now, with Bolton gone, the U.S. delegation to the United Nations has found great new admiration for Annan. A statement released late last week heaped praise on Annan, saying he “worked tirelessly to make the UN a more efficient and effective organization,” was a “strong voice condemning terrorism” and “a champion of human rights.”

Full text of email:

Dear ****,

I wanted you to be among the first to know that a new speaker has joined Washington Speakers Bureau.

JOHN BOLTON, who was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined Washington Speakers Bureau for exclusive representation. Last week, the “Wall Street Journal” described him as someone who “saw the world as it really was” and spoke “with moral clarity about it.”

In one year, John Bolton led efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, led efforts to move Syria out of Lebanon, and pushed the U.N. to send peacekeepers to Somalia. He arranged for the U.N. Security Council’s first deliberations on Burma’s human rights abuses. He led the Security Council’s Resolution to end last summer’s Hezbollah war on Israel. He was praised for successfully implementing strong sanctions on North Korea within days of Pyongyang’s October nuclear test. And in a unique effort, Bolton invited actor George Clooney and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel to brief the Security Council on the mass-murders in Darfur, Sudan, exclaiming, “Every day we delay only adds to the suffering of the Sudanese people.”

During his speech “America: Worth Standing Up For”, John Bolton speaks with clarity and conviction about the rest of the world that is increasingly important to America and American business.

I hope you will call me as you start planning your upcoming events.

Have a great holiday season.

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