The Republicans have a penchant for placing their most reactionary political curmudgeons in the United Nations ambassadorship, because they utterly despise an institution, whose godmother was Eleanore Roosevelt. Recall the verbose, bellicose Jeane Kirkpatrick? The Liberal Internationalist baggage is too much for those citizens and their re-imagined, halcyon 19th Century, who hold in contempt those who lived and live in the 20th and 21st Centuries: that kind of pragmatism is anathema to those in the Republican Party who view Eisenhower, not simply with disdain, but suspicion. This is a partial description of the political context of the ‘diplomat’ John Bolton. He is the perfect compliment to the announced and about to be announced candidates: Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Fiorino, Carson and Huckabee.
Mr. Bolton’s shameless bellicosity, in the face of his history of policy incompetence, in terms of the loss of human lives, is demonstrative of his being absolutely unfit for any office public or private! Two quotations from his New York Times opinion essay of March 26,2015 give necessary insight:
Ironically perhaps, Israel’s nuclear weapons have not triggered an arms race. Other states in the region understood — even if they couldn’t admit it publicly — that Israel’s nukes were intended as a deterrent, not as an offensive measure.
The United States could do a thorough job of destruction, but Israel alone can do what’s necessary.