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Is "President" Bolton on the way OUT ? no more wars

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BYE-BYE BOLTON ...

(only deep state zombies will miss him)

 

 

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By Firing Bolton, Trump Set a Massive Bear Trap for Leftists, the Media & North Korea

 
 

By Firing Bolton, Trump Set a Massive Bear Trap for Leftists, the Media & North Korea

 
Tuesday morning in D.C. was humming along like any other day, complete with lies, chicanery and disdain for the American people, when suddenly President Donald Trump announced his firing of National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Many traditional conservatives will blanch at the move, having viewed Bolton as a foreign policy hawk and realist who would help check Trump’s perceived tendency to negotiate when the threat or use of force was actually needed.
Even pro-Trump conservatives may stumble a little as they try to process the firing of an unquestionably competent and insightful patriot.
But, as is always the case, the president is playing 3-D chess while the establishment is barely playing 2-D checkers.
Trump confirmed in the tweet announcing the move that he and Bolton strongly disagreed on many of Trump’s suggestions (read “ideas”).
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I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore....
 
....I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
 
No news there. Bolton is a realist on foreign policy. Trump is amorphous on foreign policy, preferring negotiation to coercion. He’s not an idealist but might as well be to a hard-lined realist like Bolton.
Trump’s foreign policy should strongly appeal to a left that is feigning fatigue when it comes to international conflict.
 
The president has repeatedly rejected the idea of foreign military intervention that doesn’t achieve measurable strategic gains for the United States.
He campaigned on ending conflict. It’s easy to imagine any Democrat candidate for any office over the last, say, 12 years saying the same things.
But since the media and left have taken the position that anything with Trump’s fingerprints is poison, they can’t very well praise his foreign policy convictions.
So what did Trump do? He hired as national security adviser H.R. McMaster (Michael Flynn’s tenure was too short to even consider here), who articulated “principled realism,” the idea that we should revert from former President Barack Obama’s silly “lead from behind” foreign policy (if it could even be called that) and return to the traditionally muscular U.S. position of deterrence — making sure that other states and organizations know that flouting the United States’ warnings in international affairs will have disastrous consequences.
That having been articulated, Trump let McMaster go, replacing him with Bolton. Bolton, a realist’s realist, believes in the idea of deterrence and is also a hawk’s hawk.
If McMaster restored the idea of deterrence, Bolton was to restore the backbone for deterrence. And he did. His appointment sent a shudder through the international community and the American establishment media.
Now, having demonstrated that he wants deterrence back and is willing to use someone like Bolton to put teeth to it, Trump can take a strategic step back and clear his plate to deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un his way, which is certainly not Bolton’s way.
Military intervention in North Korea is certainly possible, but Trump knows the country has no stomach for a prolonged conflict in the region.
He also knows that a misbehaving, nuclear North Korea is a far bigger issue to China and Southeast Asia than to the United States.
China doesn’t want more nuclear powers in the region, and an unchecked Kim almost certainly would cause the neighborhood to go nuclear.
Instead of a conflict Americans don’t want, the president thinks he can negotiate his way through the conflict, sparing American blood and treasure. And he may be right.

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Bolton is described as a competent patriot. Strange how his "patriotism" did not extend to volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a young man, when he had a chance to prove himself to be the real thing. I have no time for "tough guys" like Bolton, Dubbya, Cheney and others, who in their youth shied away from putting their lives in jeopardy, but in middle age were all too eager to throw the next generation into the storm of steel.

Good riddence. However, I wonder if his successor will be any better.

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