Bush nominates new ambassador at US Embassy in Beirut

US President George W. Bush is nominating Michele J. Sison, acting head of the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, to become ambassador. Sison was US ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2004 until January of this year. She also has had assignments in South Asia and Africa. Bush's office announced her nomination to head the Beirut embassy on Monday. The US Senate must confirm her nomination.