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John Bolton: Obama Administration “Doesn’t Fundamentally Believe In National Missile Defense”
Mediaite ^ | 12/28/10 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 12/28/2010 3:38:17 PM PST by pissant

Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton appeared with Tucker Carlson last night on Hannity to discuss his strong disapproval of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Bolton believed the ripple effects of the treaty would cost America “for years to come” and Tucker even described alleged liberal rationale for the treaty as “grotesque.”

The START treaty, if ultimately ratified by the Russian parliament, would require the drawing down of nuclear warheads of both the U.S. and Russia over the next seven years from current levels of 2,200 each to 1,550. Tucker was first annoyed that Obama rushed the treaty through the lame duck Senate, when in fact the hurry was unnecessary since Russia will not vote on it until the end of January. Bolted explained it was politically vital for Obama because the new batch of Republicans arriving in January never would have approved it.

More significantly, Tucker was confused by the basic theory behind the treaty:

Carlson: Why does it make the world a safer place when the U.S. gets rid of its own nuclear weapons? Isn’t a strong, well-armed America the key to harmony in this world?

Bolton: Of course it is, but not in the ideology of the Obama administration. They really believe that it’s America’s nuclear capability that’s the problem, not the source of strategic stability.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: disarmament; johnbolton; pissant; pissant4obama; pissant4rinos; start; stfupissant; surrender
He is absolutely correct. Putin and Medvedev are laughing their butts off.
1 posted on 12/28/2010 3:38:21 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Who the Hell appointed that bow-tied bum-kisser Tucker Carlson as a a “conservative” spokesman?


2 posted on 12/28/2010 3:41:14 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: pissant

John Bolton is a real American and a true Conservative.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 3:42:19 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: pissant
Naw, they're afraid ~ they know the wimpy Obama regime will be replaced sooner than they expected by a strong Republican administration dedicated to eliminating the missile gap and willing to use even more advanced technology to create an effective anti-missile defense ~ particularly one that can take down submarine launched missiles.

I see a series of linear motors in the future ~ each better than the other ~ and able to take out any missile anytime anywhere in our end of the solar system.

What's not to like about that.

4 posted on 12/28/2010 3:42:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: pissant

I happened to catch this interview last night and it was superb. He laid it all out. And made me very afraid for my country. We were completely punked by the Russians. I pray we have John Bolton for our next Secretary of State.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 3:43:52 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: pissant
Well, here's a flash for ya:

obama doesn't fundamentally believe in any damned thing that will advance this country.

obama is a treasonous POS that is being manipulated by outside sources and he does not wish anything whatsoever well for this country.

Wake up people, and see the piece of canine excrement for what he is!

Got to hell, obama.

6 posted on 12/28/2010 3:44:32 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: pissant

If we are EVER hit with an ICBM, then any and all of those who forcibly tied our won hands that could have saved thru Missile Defense had best be out of the country...for good.

If that ever does happen, I suspect the good folks in America won’t be communicating their acute displeasure by then via the ballot box.

Its one thing to be anti-nuclear and all of that but its outright a death wish for our citizens to ALSO be anti-defensive weapons that have NOTHING to do with killing people??!! Devoid of logic.

Mind boggling, just stupid that’s all I can say.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 3:45:02 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: pissant
Obama is a laughable and predictable academic moron.
8 posted on 12/28/2010 3:45:02 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: R0CK3T

“If we are EVER hit”

More like a matter of when.


9 posted on 12/28/2010 3:46:47 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: pissant
Obama...Doesn’t Fundamentally Believe In National Missile Defense”

Of course not. His foreign policy is the polar opposite of the Reagan "Peace through strength" approach.

But I am puzzled why the author seems to go to great pains to make Tucker Carlson look like a dummy. I saw the interview. He was asking questions that were almost rhetorical and giving Bolton an opportunity to hit them out of the park. When that occurs on the liberal side, we call the questions softballs.

Of course if Carlson had challenged Bolton, then I supposed someone would call him a "bow-tied bum-kisser." (Oh wait, I think someone already did that.)

10 posted on 12/28/2010 3:50:03 PM PST by newheart (Please don't shoot at the thermonuclear weapons. --Vic Deakins)
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To: pissant
That's because he sees Billions of dollars spent on protecting America as money that he could be giving illegal immigrants and lazy ass union thugs retirement programs. The guy just doesn't have a clue. What the hell good is all that if America is reduced to a wasteland?
11 posted on 12/28/2010 3:52:32 PM PST by fish hawk (RINO-plasty: Congressional surgery done with a vote.)
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To: pissant

This used to be called what it is: disarmament.
But the lefties just manipulate the language and all the idiot politicians follow suit.


12 posted on 12/28/2010 3:53:12 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Are you kidding me??)
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To: pissant
Going all of the way back to the great Ron Reagan the liberals never understood the concept or the need for missile defense, and they never wanted to either. They argued that the technology was “untested” and “expensive”. Well, that fact never deterred them from the idea that the redistribution of wealth would make USA a stronger society and nation. The fact is, liberal ideas are tested, and they all fail, and, they are expensive too. It doesn't stop them from doing the same thing over and over again seeking a different outcome. Liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.
13 posted on 12/28/2010 3:54:06 PM PST by First Authority
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To: pissant

O comes out of a communist milieu, he was always surrounded by communists and communist agents; he is probably one himself.

For certain, he is someone’s front man. We keep trying to analyze his actions as president but he is a place-holder. His personal ideology is no doubt in line with his actions and policies but he is a puppet. Noticing who he rolls over for tells you more about who pulls his strings than it does about him. He is a genuine fake.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 3:57:42 PM PST by marron
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To: First Authority

If you go back to one of the very few documents actually attributed to young Baraq, it’s an article written for the Columbia U magazine in the early 80s.

http://www.politico.com/static/PPM116_obamaessay.html

It’s obvious that his views haven’t changed much.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 4:01:12 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: newheart
Of course if Carlson had challenged Bolton, then I supposed someone would call him a “bow-tied bum-kisser.” (Oh wait, I think someone already did that.)

Yea, Carlson is an OK kind of guy I sometimes enjoy. He, Maddow, and Jay Severin on the show they did several years ago was so bad I couldn't take it. I just wanted Jay to call Maddow what she is, a Dike, and a liberal one at that and get the hostilities over with. We all know about the concept of sexual tension in the workplace or church or wherever, but Severin with Maddow the tension was not sexual, perhaps in part, but was so intense nothing other than a fight of words may have sufficed. Jay left (or was fired) before it came to blows.

16 posted on 12/28/2010 4:01:33 PM PST by First Authority
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To: pissant

I’ll just never get why liberals think that a missile defense is ‘provocative’ to nuclear armed countries. Do they think that locked doors are provocative to burglars? Maybe police should not carry guns because that’s provocative to criminals?

Geez, I hate these people.


17 posted on 12/28/2010 4:01:42 PM PST by MeganC (January 20, 2013 - President Sarah Palin)
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To: First Authority
"Going all of the way back to the great Ron Reagan the liberals never understood the concept or the need for missile defense, and they never wanted to either. They argued that the technology was “untested” and “expensive”

You're exactly right, they also argued against having a large proportion of our scientists working on such a project. Of course, they never had a problem with a HUGE proportion of so called 'scientists' working on a hoax---Globull warming.
18 posted on 12/28/2010 4:08:24 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (I'm armed and Amish.)
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To: Cisco Nix

Yes, and the next President of the US.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 4:25:26 PM PST by Shady (LIBERTY is NOT a Four Letter Word.)
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To: Shady

“Yes, and the next President of the US.”

He is exactly what this country needs.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 4:35:00 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Cisco Nix; Shady

John Bolton exposed himself as a complete fraud when he made himself an ardent cheerleader for the Clinton administration’s disgraceful military campaign in Serbia/Kosovo back in the late 1990s.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 4:41:58 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

. John Bolton, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for international organizations, says, “It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so — because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States. We ought to be concerned about this so-called right of humanitarian intervention — a right of intervention that is just a gleam in one beholder’s eye but looks like flat-out aggression to somebody else. What we did was bomb innocent civilian Serbs into the ground in order that the Albanians can come back and ethnically cleanse the Serbs’ relatives out of what’s left of Kosovo.” (italics.ed)


22 posted on 12/28/2010 4:56:58 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Shady

John Bolton, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for international organizations, says, “It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so — because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrict the United States. We ought to be concerned about this so-called right of humanitarian intervention — a right of intervention that is just a gleam in one beholder’s eye but looks like flat-out aggression to somebody else. What we did was bomb innocent civilian Serbs into the ground in order that the Albanians can come back and ethnically cleanse the Serbs’ relatives out of what’s left of Kosovo.” (italics.ed)

Shady...

John Bolton has his enemies here at FR. If you try to find pout why, either you get no response or some BS lie. These are the people that vote for guys like Bush, Dole and McCain.


23 posted on 12/28/2010 5:42:14 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Cisco Nix

Heh...heh...as a partial lurker...I kinda noticed that...


24 posted on 12/28/2010 6:46:04 PM PST by Shamrock-DW
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To: Cisco Nix

It’s shocking some rubes have the nerve to disagree with you, eh Cisco?


25 posted on 12/28/2010 8:42:53 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“It’s shocking some rubes have the nerve to disagree with you, eh Cisco?”

Why would you say something like that? Everyone is entitled to an opinion? I’m not right all the time. I’m here to learn from others. I’m so sorry you are shocked. Anything I can do to help you out?


26 posted on 12/28/2010 8:47:56 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Cisco Nix
Sometimes it's not a good idea to put your name on an open letter posted on the Internet and/or on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times . . . because it makes it impossible to go back later to change your story and con people about your track record:

Mr. President, Milosevic Is The Problem

And Looky Here -- Another One!

27 posted on 12/29/2010 8:28:32 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child
I have little to no problem with the letter save the last item which gives the Hague authority. There are some pretty heavy names on that letter some of which I admire and a few I absolutely revile. Bolton discusses this letter, the war, Milosevic, how it was received and what Clinton did in his book “Surrender is not an Option” I suggest you read it. Until you have read it, what you have in my opinion, is an opinion based on incomplete information. Or perhaps you stood behind the other side, guys like Jimmy Carter and Russia.

Personally, I would have stayed out of it. Aiding the Muslims to the extent we did was a mistake: also my opinion and Bolton's.

If that is the extent of your displeasure for John Bolton then you have a very weak case. There is something that can be dug up on everyone running that can be twisted and spun. Legitimate mistakes also. Reagan have several. You do not like John Bolton, fine....but don't spin lies about the man without all the facts.

28 posted on 12/29/2010 10:12:35 AM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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