SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 BY RAY BELL
The elite media and democrats (same thing) are up in arms over the firing of John Bolton. They are trying to say its more evidence of instability of the Trump administration. Also, Trump supporters are gleeful that he has been fired. I disagree with both of these competing narratives.
John Bolton is a good man and like Trump does not want the U.S. to be pushed around by other countries especially in the UN. Where the two men part ways is regarding the U.S. having an interventionist foreign policy.
John Bolton believes in an interventionist foreign policy in the Middle East. He and other Neocon Republicans, as well as many Democrats, believed the US could reshape the Middle East into what Europe and Asia became post WW2. This thought process lead us into Iraq and kept us in Afghanistan for 18 years. There are still no Starbucks in Kabul as a pundit on Fox News predicted there would be in 5 years after we invaded Afghanistan.
Donald Trump ran on ending this war and the majority of the American people agree. Afghanistan is not really a country it is a region of feuding tribes that will never allow western democracy to be forced on them. Five more years or ten more years in Afghanistan won’t change that. Donald Trump accepts that reality and John Bolton does not. John Bolton’s departure is long overdue.
….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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
The elite media and democrats (same thing) attacked Bush and Bolton for these wars. They are now attacking Trump for wanting to end them. The left survives because people don’t remember history even if it is less than 20 years ago. Unfortunately, Mitt is piling on Trump for firing Bolton. This is no controversy. It’s two men with strong opinions, with one of those men serving at the pleasure of the other. The pleasure has ended.
Excellent message Arch!! Wow, when you put it so eloquently, I totally agree with you!! I wasn’t crazy about Bolton, I just hope that he doesn’t run his mouth about our President. Thanks for your point of view in which we always agree!! I appreciate you as a man of many talents. Much love ❤️
STEPHEN THOMAS says
Good evaluation Arch.
Thomas York says
Arch, Thanks for sharing Ray Bell’s article!!!
Arch Kennedy says
My pleasure! He is now one of my contributors’
donald t baldwin says
Richard Hendricks says
Having J0hn Bolton as a national security advisor is like walking around with a shotgun in your arms. You never know when the person will use it. I’m confident Bolton kept many countries on their toes, tip-toeing through the tulips to avoid the wrath of Bolton.
Of course, people on the left will criticize anything Trump does. It all they know how to d. They have no solutions, no feasible ideas, and place Americans low on their list of priorities. We shouldn’t be surprised. ..anymore.