Published On: Tue, Nov 15th, 2016

Rand Paul says no to John Bolton, a bomb now & think later leader

President-elect Donald Trump often spoke during the primaries and the general election as a man who wants a more restrained foreign policy; however, with the name of flaming neocon, John Bolton, floating out there as a possible Secretary of State, at least one US Senator has some real objections.

Fmr. Amb. John Bolton Image/Video Screen Shot

Fmr. Amb. John Bolton
Image/Video Screen Shot

Libertarian-leaning Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says of a Bolton appointment, “Heaven forbid”, in an op-ed today.

“One of the things I occasionally liked about the President-elect was his opposition to the Iraq war and regime change. He not only grasped the mistake of that war early, but also seemed to fully understand how it disrupted the balance of power in the Middle East and even emboldened Iran”, Paul penned.

Bolton, however, does not fit that mold in the least. Dr. Paul continues, “Bolton is a longtime member of the failed Washington elite that Trump vowed to oppose, hell-bent on repeating virtually every foreign policy mistake the U.S. has made in the last 15 years”.

In recent years, Mr Bolton has called for attacks on Iran and the toppling of the Rohani regime, called for more “boots on the ground” in the Middle East, and believes the overthrow of Saddam Hussein was the correct thing to do–very contrary to President-elect Trump’s personal, oft-stated views.

Paul closes his piece saying that Bolton is a menace.

“Our Constitution and our founding fathers were explicit war was not to be fought without the permission of Congress. No matter which party occupies the White House, I will not shrink from my constitutional duty to oppose any advocate for war.

“The true statesmen realizes, with reluctance, that war is sometimes necessary but as a country, we should resist any would-be leader who wants to bomb now and think later”, Paul states.




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