Our image abroad has suffered hugely under Bush. Time for that to be repaired.
The incoming Obama administration has notified all politically-appointed ambassadors that they must vacate their posts as of Jan. 20, the day President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office, a State Department official said.
Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the directive suggests that Obama has little interest in retaining any of Bush's ambassadorial appointees.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Obama firing all Bush-appointed ambassadors
I must say, this news is very reassuring: