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  • Amb. John Bolton: Two critical conclusions from Orlando terror attack

    06/12/2016 3:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2016 | Amb. John Bolton
    Sunday brought the latest terrorist attack in America, the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, with all its attendant tragedy. Words cannot adequately describe the horror that engulfed the scene of this massacre, caused by one Omar Mir Seddique Mateen. Beyond the human cost, however, also lies the tragedy that Barack Obama, speaking even as it became clear that the murderer was a radical Islamic terrorist, is still unable or unwilling to draw the appropriate conclusions. The president’s remarks omitted any linkages between the cold-blooded murders, the terrorist’s ideology, and the broader international threat that motivated the Orlando killer and...
  • Facebook Censors Swedish Story About Rapes by Muslim Refugees

    06/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Facebook censorship of individual member pages is not just limited to the United States. On Wednesday, Facebook deleted the personal account/page of Ingrid Carlqvist, the Gatestone Institute's Swedish expert. Her offense was posting a video news report she created for Gatestone that discussed an almost 1,500% increase in rapes in Sweden. Ms. Carlqvist suggests the increase of rapes may be attributable to the mass influx of immigrants coming mainly from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Gatestone Institute is a non-partisan; not-for-profit international policy think tank run by former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Carlqvist's video (embedded below) is...
  • John Bolton’s reply to Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    05/25/2016 5:49:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton is watching President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima at week’s end with a keen eye. Mr. Obama is due to visit the Japanese city on Friday, the first president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the site 70 years ago, by order of Harry Truman, a Democrat. Mr. Bolton, however, has already crafted his response to the visit: a public-service ad produced through the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, which focuses on national security issues here and abroad. “President Obama has made it his mission to apologize for...
  • The Email Saga The more you know about the State Department, the worse Hillary's actions look.

    02/06/2016 4:33:29 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2016 | John Bolton
    For alumni of U.S. national-security departments and agencies, Clinton’s email saga is mind-numbing. The publicly available information makes clear she and her aides violated so many elementary security prohibitions that alumni are speechless. They wonder, had they done what she did, how quickly they would have lost their clearances and jobs and how extensive the criminal indictments against them would be. By contrast, many who have never served in government or dealt with classified information see the affair as opaque, even overblown. Certainly Clinton has worked hard to foster that impression. Leaving political spin aside, without delving into arcane legal...
  • Former Ambassador to UN [John Bolton]: US Has ‘No Obligation’ to Accept Syrian Refugees

    11/17/2015 3:44:36 PM PST · by thouworm · 13 replies
    CNS ^ | November 16, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the U.S. has "no obligation" to accept Syrian refugees. "We have no obligation to bring them into this country," Bolton told Fox News' Justice host Jeanine Pirro. He added that the U.S. can refuse to allow Syrian refugees entry "without in any way violating our humanitarian obligations."
  • John Bolton: “I am convinced the IAEA did not negotiate this side deal with Iran on their own.”

    08/21/2015 2:29:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 3 hours ago
    IRAN Why should we care about the side deals with the IAEA? “This is really important. We have just had the publication of one of the side deals that have been kept secret, the Associated Press got a copy and its out. We don’t have the first one, which is broader but we have the second one on the Parchin site, which you mentioned earlier on your show. I have now read it and I am convinced the International Atomic Energy Agency did not negotiate this side deal with Iran on their own. The IAEA is an institution created by...
  • John Bolton: The consequences of a bad Iran deal

    07/28/2015 6:59:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 | By John Bolton
    President Barack Obama has made an art form of attacking his opponents rather than substantively defending his own policies, most recently regarding the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Essentially, Obama argues that we must either accept his wretched deal or go to war to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. As is typical, Obama posits the wrong choice, apparently to distract from the unpleasant reality that the agreement won’t work. It will not prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. So the real choice we are faced with is dealing with the consequences of military action or the consequences of...
  • Ex-Ambassador Bolton Says Israel Must Strike Iran Soon

    06/01/2015 1:04:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    On the sidelines of the Israel Day Concert in New York's Central Park on Sunday, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton gave a rundown of Iran's nuclear program and the impending deal on curbing it, in an exclusive Arutz Sheva interview. While negotiations between Iran and world powers have reached an interim agreement ahead of a June 30 deadline for a final deal, Bolton predicts that the Iran negotiations are "doomed to failure." "I don't think Iran has any intention of giving up its efforts to get deliverable nuclear weapons," said the former ambassador. "Even if a deal...
  • BOLTON: RELEASED EMAILS PROVE HILLARY RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDER OF AMERICANS IN BENGHAZI

    05/23/2015 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Friday at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, John Bolton, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi Libya. Bolton said, “I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli...
  • A Confederacy Of Dunces: The State of The Presidential Race (Weird, Authentic Libertarian gibberish)

    05/20/2015 1:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2015 | Don Rasmussen
    It has been a fascinating and fast-moving week in presidential politics. The Hillary spiral has continued unabated. While talking heads marvel at her durability in head-to-head polling and within the Democrat field, the underlying erosion on honesty and trustworthiness is a troubling sign for her candidacy. The latest Quinnipiac poll in Iowa has just 43% of voters believing in her veracity. Her strength in top line polling reflects name identification and the perception of inevitability. This is pretty much the same trajectory as her 2008 collapse, if not earlier. I’m reminded of an SNL skit from that race, “It was...
  • Republican presidential hopefuls heading to Oklahoma City this week

    05/16/2015 10:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsOK ^ | May 17, 2015 | Chris Casteel and Randy Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The road to the White House goes through downtown Oklahoma City this week as hopefuls in the crowded Republican field audition on a stage ideally suited for their messages about military power, religious liberty and energy independence. Eleven Republicans with presidential aspirations — including some who have not officially declared their candidacy — will speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which begins at the Cox Convention Center on Thursday and ends Saturday with the release of a straw poll. “This is a huge event for Oklahoma City,” said Gov. Mary Fallin, who will address the conference and introduce some...
  • Bolton to announce 2016 plans

    05/13/2015 3:08:11 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/13/2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, will announce Thursday around noon whether he will run for president. Bolton plans to reveal his intentions in a video to be posted to Facebook and will then hold a conference call with media, according to a spokesman for John Bolton PAC.
  • Start the Bidding for Bolton’s Donors and Money

    05/14/2015 7:49:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    OpenSecrets.org ^ | May 14, 2015 | Alex Lazar
    Former UN Ambassador John Bolton announced today that he will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, effectively leaving the foreign policy hawk’s top super PAC donors to look elsewhere for someone to back. Some have already found their candidate — or maybe more than one — though in many cases we don’t yet know whom they’ve anointed. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is the only White House aspirant whose campaign has reported donors at this point. (Mid-July, when the reports will come due, will likely be full of surprises.) Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens seems to have...
  • Former UN Ambassador John Bolton won’t run for president

    05/14/2015 6:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times / The Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2015 | Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow
    John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and one of the Republican Party’s most prominent national security hawks, has confirmed that he will not run for president. In a media conference call and separate video to supporters, Bolton said he would work through his political action committees and PACs to influence the 2016 elections by pushing candidates to promote aggressive foreign and military policies...
  • JOHN BOLTON: HILLARY SHOULD BE ‘DISQUALIFIED’ FROM PRESIDENTIAL RUN

    05/10/2015 3:51:30 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 9, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    At the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said that Hillary Clinton was not fit to be president of the United States because she did not take necessary steps to protect Americans in Libya. On the day that Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other brave Americans, was killed in Benghazi, Bolton said that “not only was nothing done, the response of the administration was to go home. The president left the Oval office in the situation room to go to the residence. Hillary Clinton left the State Department to go...
  • John Bolton: Obama’s Iran deal greatest 'appeasement' in history

    04/17/2015 1:14:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-17 | Mark Hensch
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton on Friday bashed President Obama as having putting a nuclear arms deal with Iran above America’s safety.Bolton, who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, blasted Obama’s negotiations with Tehran as “feckless” and “weak.” ADVERTISEMENT “President Obama is engaging in what I believe is the greatest display of appeasement from a president in history,” Bolton told listeners at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua.“The Obama administration has taken a position weaker than the U.N. Security Council.”Bolton accused Obama of a flawed foreign policy based...
  • Why Bob Woodward’s New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodward’s new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldn’t it? It’s an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • State Dept. slams John Bolton for suggesting Clinton faked illness

    12/19/2012 2:03:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Tuesday slammed John Bolton, George W. Bush's controversial ambassador to the United Nations, after he accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of faking an illness to avoid testifying this week about the Benghazi attack. Bolton implied on Fox News on Monday night that Clinton lied about her illness to avoid saying anything potentially embarrassing that could come back to haunt her should she choose to run for president in 2016. The State Department put out a statement over the weekend from doctors at Mount Kisco Medical Group and George Washington University saying that Clinton “developed a...
  • John Bolton: Hillary Clinton Came Up With 'Diplomatic Illness' To Avoid Benghazi Testimony

    12/18/2012 1:09:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 18/12/12 | Nick Wing
    John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador under President George W. Bush, suggested Monday night that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fabricated a "diplomatic illness" in order to dodge scheduled testimony this week on the Sept. 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya. Speaking on Fox News, Bolton claimed "every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world" is familiar with coming up with such "diplomatic illnesses" when they "don't want to go to a meeting or a conference, or an event." "And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band," Bolton said of recent news that Clinton had fainted...
  • Russia's 'troll factory'

    03/28/2015 2:29:08 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/2015 | Sam Matthew
    Vladimir Putin has an army of professional trolls running thousand of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to flood social media with pro-Russia propaganda. Hundreds of workers are paid £500 a month to work exhausting 12-hour shifts bombarding the internet with comments placing Putin in a more favourable light. The trolls work under strict condition which see them banned from talking and even forging friendships with one another.
  • To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

    03/26/2015 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | John Bolton
    In theory, comprehensive international sanctions, rigorously enforced and universally adhered to, might have broken the back of Iran’s nuclear program. But the sanctions imposed have not met those criteria. Naturally, Tehran wants to be free of them, but the president’s own director of National Intelligence testified in 2014 that they had not stopped Iran’s progressing its nuclear program. There is now widespread acknowledgment that the rosy 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which judged that Iran’s weapons program was halted in 2003, was an embarrassment, little more than wishful thinking. The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails

    03/04/2015 5:32:38 PM PST · by bryan999 · 48 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications – including emails – from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nation’s top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential race—with, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • Tom Schweich, Missouri auditor and candidate for governor, dies in apparent suicide

    02/26/2015 1:27:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 2/26/15 | By Staff Reports
    ST. LOUIS • Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, has died, according to his office. Earlier in the day, a police source said Schweich had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police source said Schweich's wife was in another room of their house when she heard her husband making phone calls, followed by a single gunshot. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his office early Thursday afternoon, just hours after Schweich had requested an interview with reporters for the Post-Dispatch and the Associated Press at his...
  • Cruz's 2016 anxiety: Jeb's money (Lunch with Ambassador John Bolton)

    02/13/2015 2:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 13, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    The early dinner crowd near the Capitol on Thursday yielded at least one notable pairing, with overtones of the presidential election cycle to come: Sen. Ted Cruz and former Ambassador John Bolton. Sharing a meal at Johnny’s Half Shell before Bolton was set to appear on Fox News, Cruz launched into a discussion of 2016 strategy audible to anyone within earshot, including a reporter for the Washington Examiner. Bolton has himself flirted with the idea of running for president in 2016, but his conversation with Cruz suggested the Texas senator, at least, views Bolton as a source of valuable input,...
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Iowa Freedom Summit, John Bolton

    01/25/2015 7:30:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | C-SPAN
    Former Ambassador John Bolton spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • This Video Reminds Us Why John Bolton Should Be on the Ticket in 2016

    12/30/2014 5:44:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 30, 2014 | David Swindle, associate editor
    I don't care if it's in the president or VP slot (a Cheneyesque role would be fine). What matters is that his hawkish approach to defeating the Jihadists and their Islamic state sponsors sets the GOP's standard.Former UN Ambassador John Bolton — my current preference for 2016 GOP candidate — had a great appearance on Fox News last night, responding to President Barack Obama’s admission that an American embassy in Iran was a possibility:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)I decided to transcribe some of Bolton’s key points: “It’s another unforced error by the President, another example of how he’s giving away things and getting nothing...
  • Steve King plans pre-caucus event with GOP hopefuls in January

    11/18/2014 11:03:50 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 11/18/2014 | James Lynch
    U.S. Rep. Steve King is planning a caucus 2016 kick-off featuring at least three potential Republican presidential candidates in January. King, who earlier this month was re-elected to a seventh term, will team with Citizens United to host the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines Jan. 24. Among the confirmed speakers are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Also in the line-up are Utah Sen. Mike Lee; Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn; former Ambassador John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers are expected to be announced in...
  • John Bolton Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Online in Key Senate Races

    09/21/2014 1:38:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    John Bolton's Super PAC announced on Friday that it will spend $5 million for online ads in three key Senate races starting immediately. "This ad buy includes three ads with 15 customized national security messages intended to sway distinct clusters of swing voters in NH, AR, and NC," the former United Nations Ambassador and current Fox News Contributor told Breitbart News in an emailed statement. The online buy that launched Friday will include ad placements at Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, and other online channels. All three Republican Senate candidates supported in this ad buy -- Scott Brown in New Hampshire,...
  • The 2016 Republican dark horses

    09/08/2014 12:58:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 7, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    As the 2016 White House race begins to form, more than a few dark horse GOP candidates could end up breaking away from the pack. With the Republican presidential field wide open, the campaign could be a repeat 2012, when even candidates thought to be longshots briefly stole the spotlight and spiked in the polls. “We don't even have anywhere near a front-runner and it doesn't look like one is going to break free,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “There's a potential opening for a lot of these wild-card candidates.” Republican National Committee rules have changed since then, shrinking the...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US special forces tried to rescue hostages earlier in 2014, officials say

    08/20/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
  • Buzzfeed Bureau Chief Posts Death Wish for Ambassador John Bolton, Other Conservatives

    06/17/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Buzzfeed D.C. Bureau Chief John R. Stanton posted a death wish on Twitter Tuesday morning for Ambassador John Bolton, reporter Judith Miller and former Bush 43 Pentagon official Paul Wolfowitz. Not just any death, a fiery death by conflagration. “Paul Wolfowitz, Judith Miller and John Bolton should start a 3 Doors Down cover band. and then die in a Great White style fire” Maybe the FBI should be notified of Stanton’s deadly feelings about former high ranking government officials and a fellow reporter?
  • Bolton: Children Should Not Be ‘In Charge of Foreign Policy’

    06/06/2014 8:11:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-5-14 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – “Children” should not be in charge of foreign policy, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Thursday, responding to a State Department spokeswoman’s comments earlier this week about claims by some former squad members that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted. “I think children are wonderful, but I don’t think they should be in charge of foreign policy,” Bolton told Fox Business’ Stuart Varney. “That’s very strong stuff,” said Varney. “Not as strong as I might say off-camera,” Bolton replied. He said the department’s spokespeople under Secretary of State John Kerry “have been more partisan than any...
  • John Bolton: ‘The Biggest Threat to National Security Is in the White House’

    06/02/2014 5:40:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 6-2-14 | John Bolton
    Editor’s note: Below are the video and transcript to Ambassador John Bolton’s address at the Freedom Center’s 2014 Texas Weekend. The event took place May 2nd-4th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Daniel Pipes: Please join me in welcoming John Bolton. (Applause) John Bolton: Thanks, Daniel. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. I’m always delighted to be able to be part of a Freedom Center event. The work that everybody does is just so important, and becomes more important. So for all of you who are supporters, believe me, it’s support that’s put...
  • John Bolton Steps Up Super PAC Game With Eye On 2016

    03/25/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 24, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    With an eye on 2016, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is stepping up his Super PAC game. The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations raised over $800,000 in 2013 and is looking to make a big splash in the second quarter of this year when he'll announce endorsements. “We had a very, very good March,” Bolton said in an exclusive interview Monday, referring to fundraising numbers that still aren't public. “We've got criteria and we're evaluating candidates to support,” he added. The hawkish Bolton isn't exactly coy about where this is headed. “I don't rule...
  • Abject Surrender by the United States

    11/24/2013 8:07:54 AM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Bolton
    Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran...
  • Obama's foreign affairs radicalism carries a heavy cost

    11/10/2013 12:24:26 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 9, 2013 | John Bolton
    Under Barack Obama, American influence in the Middle East has sunk to levels not seen since before World War II. From Israel to Saudi Arabia, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates, our friends are shaking their heads, wondering why we have seemingly taken leave of our senses. Across this vital region, Obama is effectively empowering our opponents and turning his back on U.S. supporters and allies. He has openly courted implacable adversaries like Tehran's ayatollahs and the Muslim Brotherhood, allowed Chinese penetration to reach unprecedented levels and restored Russian clout to pre-1979 proportions. And Obama is far from finished....
  • First Syria, now Iran; Obama being played for a fool

    09/30/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 01, 2013 12:00AM | John Bolton
    <p>The Syrian diplomatic and political debacle was bad enough, but last week at the UN President Obama embarked on a campaign for "progress" with Iran that will prove much more dangerous for American interests.</p> <p>Just as Vladimir Putin had played him for a fool over Syria, Barack Obama was initially snubbed by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani despite frantic White House efforts to produce a handshake.</p>
  • The August IAEA Report on Iran: Key Takeaways

    09/24/2013 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    Arms Control NOW ^ | 8/28/2013 | Kelsey Davenport and Daryl G. Kimball
    Iran is continuinh to make slow but steady progress on its nuclear program according to the August 2013 quarterly repory [URL at link] by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tehran continues to install more centrifuges including its second generation model. Iran's accumulated its stockpiles of uranium to 3.5 percent hashas increased modestly while the quantity of uranium hexaflouride enrichef to 20 percent remains roughly the same as teported in May. Iran is also moving forward on construction of its heavy water reactor at Stak, which could potentially provide it with a second path to producing material for nuclear weapons,...
  • John Bolton on Syrian resolution: “I would vote no”

    09/03/2013 3:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/03/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    It sounds like the White House is gunning for the support of Sen. John McCain in whipping up the necessary votes for Obama’s proposed use of force resolution for Syria, but McCain’s most recent line of thinking is that he can’t quite get behind the resolution because it doesn’t go far enough. He’s evidently looking for some clear-cut strategery and more defined and rebel-aiding goals tfrom the Obama administration before he casts his yea, but former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton — a.k.a., major Bush-era foreign policy hawk — doesn’t think getting involved in Syria at all...
  • Fox News Fossil John Bolton: President Wages War While Congress Just Declares War

    09/01/2013 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was watching Fox News last night, and John Bolton (R-GOP-e) was asked to give a reply to a previously recorded clip from Rand Paul, and Bolton seemed to be acting as if the president (Obama) is the one who gets to wage war, while Congress just gets to merely declare and/or authorize it. As if the president (be it Nixon, GHWB, or Clinton) sits on the throne and Congress' job is to merely place the crown on their heads and the scepter in their hands. Once again, it seems as if another Republican goes to bat for Obama (like...
  • Is Christie the Foreign Policy Candidate?

    07/27/2013 1:46:41 PM PDT · by Route797 · 24 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-26-2013 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    In the last month, conservatives looking for a possible 2016 presidential candidate with a serious approach to defense and foreign policy were starting to wonder if they would be stuck with outliers rather than frontrunners. The only reason why people like former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton and Rep. Peter King—men who are respected voices on these issues but not likely to have a chance at the nomination—were getting even minimal attention for their presidential trial balloons was the fact that all of the likely contenders have been ignoring the question of America’s need to maintain a forward position in...
  • Bolton Plans a Tour of Early-Primary States

    06/25/2013 6:55:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Watch out, Rand Paul. As Paul, a Kentucky senator, plans for a 2016 presidential run, he is talking up his views on foreign policy, which, broadly speaking, include less intervention in foreign conflicts and a smaller military budget. But Paul’s positions and rapid ascent have alarmed many Republican hawks. Behind the scenes, they’re worried that he has a shot at the nomination. Enter John Bolton. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is being encouraged by several leading conservative power brokers to consider a presidential bid.
  • John Bolton: Benghazi could bring down Obama administration

    05/07/2013 10:29:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Benghazi scandal could be the final “hinge point” that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said. “This could be the hinge point,” he said to Newsmax. “It’s that serious for them.”
  • MSNBC's Hayes: 'Far-Right Fringe' NRA 'Might Be Spelling Their Own Demise'

    05/06/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 6. 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's All In show, with the words "The Sickness" displayed on screen behind him, MSNBC host Chris Hayes began the show with a commentary in which he tagged the NRA as a "far-right fringe organization" that "might be spelling their own demise" by celebrating the defeat of the universal background check proposal. Hayes: While they did win the short-term victory with the background check bill, that vote could ultimately prove to be the NRA's undoing. Because, in a lot of ways, it's a classic wedge-issue vote, in that it separated the NRA from mainstream gun owners. And if they...
  • Great American Ambassador John Bolton on Foreign Policy Issues

    02/04/2013 1:16:50 PM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    I thought you might be interested in seeing this interview with a great American statesman, Ambassador John Bolton, conducted with the Washington Times on foreign policy issues here: January 25, 2013: John Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, served in several Republican administrations as an Assistant Attorney General, an Undersecretary of State, and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He discusses here his views on American foreign policy and whether it is driven by idealism or self-interest, the role of foreign aid, the importance of Israel, and the importance of economic globalization. **** Joseph...
  • Clinton accused of faking illness to avoid Benghazi testimony

    12/19/2012 4:11:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul Richter
    <p>The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p>