Whatever the opposite of a rush to war is—a crawl to peace, maybe—America is in the middle of one. Since May 5, when John Bolton announced the accelerated deployment of the Abraham Lincoln carrier group to the Persian Gulf in response to intelligence of a possible Iranian attack, the press has been aflame with calls for America to show restraint, pursue diplomacy, and rein in the madman with the moustache before he starts a war.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) released a video on Twitter Tuesday grouping Trump administration figures like John Bolton and Nikki Haley with the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, accusing them all of wanting war with Iran.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications and warnings” from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with “unrelenting force” to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday singled out three senior aides to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who he said must make good on commitments they purportedly made to the opposition for a peaceful transition away from Maduro’s rule.
In a statement Friday, National Security Adviser John Bolton condemned the Russian military presence in Venezuela, calling it “a direct threat to international peace and security in the region.”
This is John Bolton’s wisdom: to recognize that what is good for America is good for the world.