Local and international news reported Jan. 5 that the current U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, will soon be the first Muslim U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Mr. Khalilzad, a Sunni Muslim stationed as the Iraqi ambassador since 2005, will replace outgoing U.N. ambassador John Bolton.
Born in Afghanistan and a graduate of Beirut's American University, Mr. Khalilzad is considered the protege of Vice President Dick Cheney, who appointed him to senior positions on the National Security Council and the State Department.
"Senior positions on the National Security Council?" I don't know about you, but that doesn't make me feel very secure. Let Washington know how you feel about this.