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Bolton "would seriously consider serving" in DoD under Ron Paul
Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2011 | Allen McDuffee

Posted on 01/11/2012 9:05:44 PM PST by Lattero

In an apparent change of heart, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said he would “seriously consider” serving under Ron Paul after previously saying that Paul’s foreign policy is worse than President Obama’s.

On Fox Business Channel’s Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Bolton said “I would seriously consider serving in a Department of Defense under Ron Paul, if asked,” according to Napolitano’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Just two weeks ago, Bolton said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show that Ron Paul’s foreign policy is “worse than the Obama administration.”

“That’s why I think the debate on the Republican side is so important and why when I see — I have to be candid — a candidate like Ron Paul whose foreign policy is, if anything, worse than the Obama administration apparently leading in Iowa according to some polls, it just gives me great concern,” Bolton said.

A request for comment has been submitted to Bolton.

Update 11:24: Bolton emails: “Although the likelihood of such a scenario is remote, I would serve to try to persuade Ron Paul toward a more realistic posture in defending the United States and its worldwide interests.”

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnbolton; ronpaul; wtf
Proof that John Bolton has a sense of humor?
1 posted on 01/11/2012 9:05:54 PM PST by Lattero
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To: Lattero

*Facepalm x 2*


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:07:21 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Lattero

He wants a job somewhere, anywhere!


3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:07:35 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Lattero

Gov’t teat. He’s like most. He’d bite it of rather than give it up.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 9:09:27 PM PST by TwoSwords (I'm mad as heaven and I'm not going to take it anymore.)
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To: Lattero

All the more reason why we shouldn’t care about Bolton’s endorsement of Romney.

Seriously, this guy always talks a big game—but does he actually *do* anything? Not that I can recall. It’s the same sort of deal as we see with folks like Chris Christie. All big talk, no real action.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 9:09:51 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Lattero

We would need John Bolton in the DoD if Paul were President


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:10:39 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: Lattero

Bolton endorsed Romney. It’s all B S!!


7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:11:19 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Lattero
There would be a DoD under Ron Paul?
8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:12:05 PM PST by null and void (Day 1085 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Lattero

Get Paul to get Bolton? I think not. I think Paul is as big a thug as Obama is.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:13:15 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: PGR88
He wants a job somewhere, anywhere!

Yeah. Me too. I guess I can't fault him for that...

10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:14:00 PM PST by null and void (Day 1085 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Lattero

Weird, under a Paul presidency there would be no DoD.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:14:00 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: null and void
"There would be a DoD under Ron Paul"

I hope not, I hope he would restore it to it's former glorious name

The War Department

12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:16:05 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Lattero

I have to admit I don’t know what to make of this. Also the endorsement of Mitt Romney. These things just don’t square with my impression of Bolton.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:16:45 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Lattero

The article suggests there is a disconnect. But if you thought Ron Paul had a bad foreign policy, and then he won the Presidency, and asked you to shape foreign policy for him, wouldn’t you jump at the chance, just to fix the problems you see in his worldview?

It does seem a remote possibility. Newt of course has already said he’d appoint Bolton secretary of state, and I’m guessing Mitt will give him a position to, if the rumors are true.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 9:16:52 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Lattero

Maybe Bolton’s reasoning is that he’d need to be serving in the DoD to save us from Ron Paul’s foreign policy.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 9:17:51 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Lattero

Dungeons of Dragons?

I’ve heard of that game. It’s quite fun.

(I know what it means, Dept of Defense).


16 posted on 01/11/2012 9:19:33 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Lattero

Bolton gone rogue = Career ended 1/11/12


17 posted on 01/11/2012 9:19:33 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: tsowellfan

And that was his point, thanks.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 9:19:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Lattero

Proof that Bolton is covering all the bases. He apparently needs a job pretty badly.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 9:22:06 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Lattero

Poor John. He just needs a job. Any job. To pay his groomer, I’m sure. (Not his Saint Bernard’s.)


20 posted on 01/11/2012 9:23:54 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Lattero
RON PAUL, RON PAUL CLUELESS
21 posted on 01/11/2012 9:24:30 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Bolton says he’d serve as Paul’s DOD. He said he’d serve as Newt’s SOS. Then he endorses Romney. I guess all he’s got left is to say he’d love to work on obama’s campaign.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 9:25:29 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Lattero

In the event that Obama gets reelected, Bolton is placing himself in a position from which he could oversee a military coup.

So what’s the problem?


23 posted on 01/11/2012 9:27:47 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Oh, that was PAUL getting elected, excuse me.

Well...same scenario holds.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 9:29:11 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Lattero
Proof that John Bolton has a sense of humor?

Palin Deprivation Syndrome...

Cheers!

25 posted on 01/11/2012 9:31:31 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Lattero

I think Bolton and Demint are working overtime to keep Paul on the ballot in dividing up the votes. (makes Paul look legit tho we know that some of his ideas are way off) All this is. I look for DeMint to endorse Mitt. He was on Newt’s case today. The insiders are drawing the battle lines to help Romney. Who’s next? I say Palin will not endorse Mitt. She has some concerns and she is giving us a warning. Last night, Fox cut her mic off when she was taking up for Newt. I hope SC wakes up!


26 posted on 01/11/2012 9:32:35 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Lattero

Is it a full moon tonight. I’ve never seen a newscycle like this where so many politicians have said so many inexplicable things in such a short period of time. It’s gotten so bad that right now my homemade cognitive dissonance meter is stuck at DEFCON 1.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 9:39:39 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: null and void

Post of the Day!!


28 posted on 01/11/2012 9:41:53 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Mmogamer


29 posted on 01/11/2012 9:42:05 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: null and void
"There would be a DoD under Ron Paul?"

Yes, but it would be very, very tiny.
30 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:06 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Lattero

Libertarians and Republicans have an opportune opportunity to coalesce in the interests of our founding principles. It is good to hear Bolton say this. He is preeminently qualified at what he does, and Ron Paul could use some advice in regard to real threats against our liberties.


31 posted on 01/11/2012 9:57:56 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Mmogamer

I called Bolton a sell out a bit ago after he sold his soul to Myth; now I just think he’s lost his mind. Yikes.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 10:01:04 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: RobinWWJD

Dittos....


33 posted on 01/11/2012 10:07:19 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Mmogamer

Don’t get too wrapped-up in this political intrigue. The Republic ended long ago!


34 posted on 01/11/2012 10:08:45 PM PST by old school
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Lattero.
35 posted on 01/11/2012 10:31:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Utmost Certainty; Parley Baer

Up is down, down is up.

Every Republican insider has gone insane.

Every damn last one of them wants another governmnet job.

It matters not to any of them, who the he// is president.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 10:35:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Every damn last one of them wants another governmnet job.

It is the insider trading they want access to, not the jobs.

37 posted on 01/11/2012 10:46:56 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

That would seem the most reasonable explanation for the phenomenon. Most of them don’t need a job and it’s been almost forever since anybody has run for congress out of the sincere desire to serve their constituents.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 11:37:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jpsb

THE WAR DEPARTMENT. That’s a great idea no matter who is elected!


39 posted on 01/11/2012 11:49:10 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: jpsb

I completely agree with you.


40 posted on 01/12/2012 2:33:14 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Libertarians and Republicans have an opportune opportunity to coalesce in the interests of our founding principles. It is good to hear Bolton say this. He is preeminently qualified at what he does, and Ron Paul could use some advice in regard to real threats against our liberties.


I agree 100%

The question is;

A constitutionalsit like Ron Paul can learn policy. The rest of the group are not likely to learn about the Consistution.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 4:54:10 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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