Why Are We Still Listening to John Bolton?
Another Washington pundit ‘fails up’ and into our living rooms as TV talking head.
John Bolton speaks before CPAC in Washington in 2015. Credit:/CreativeCommons/Gage Skidmore
Former Ambassador John Bolton is again raising the battle cry for pre-emptive war on television and in the newspapers, this time with North Korea, though this is hardly new, considering he did his best to derail diplomatic talks between the U.S. and the Kim regime when he was a member of the Bush Administration in 2001. Like a bad broken record, Bolton offers the same reckless militarism that’s proven him wrong so many times before, though his reputation as a foreign policy “expert”—particularly in conservative media circles—didn’t seem to suffer much.