Statement on the Nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke To Be Ambassador to the United Nations
I will soon send to the Senate my nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke to be the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
From building a lasting peace in Bosnia to searching for a political settlement in Kosovo to finding a workable solution in Cyprus, Richard C. Holbrooke's intellect, vigor, and diplomatic skills have significantly advanced the values and interests of the American people.
At a time when international crises, from Iraq to Kosovo, demand the leadership of the United States and the United Nations, it is essential that we have a strong and capable diplomat like Richard C. Holbrooke as our U.N. Ambassador. He is extraordinarily well qualified for this vital position, and I look forward to the Senate's timely consideration of his nomination.
William J. Clinton, Statement on the Nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke To Be Ambassador to the United Nations Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/229993