Yesterday, the President appointed as National Security Advisor a hawk who has said we should bomb Iran and made a case for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea. President George W. Bush had to appoint John Bolton as UN Ambassador during a congressional recess because a REPUBLICAN senate would not confirm him.

The world is a more dangerous place today because of the actions of this reckless President.

I will stand up against a President whose actions endanger all Americans and separate us from the community of nations.

I will stand against rash decisions for war as a first resort.

I will work to restore the American image at home and abroad.

I will stand on the side of diplomacy first, and war only as a last resort.

I will stand in defense of the safety and security of every American.