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One Word Keeps Popping Up in Stories About John Bolton - Page 3

New national security adviser is 'hawkish,' or perhaps 'ultra-hawkish'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2018 9:34 AM CDT

  • Iraq War: NPR has a backgrounder on Bolton, noting that he was a prominent advocate of the Iraq War while serving in the administration of George W. Bush. In the Washington Post, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has a scathing assessment of Bolton's role in what he deems the "worst US foreign policy disaster since Vietnam." Bolton, he writes, "pleads innocence on all counts while shamelessly calling Barack Obama’s 2011 decision to bring American troops home 'the worst decision' made in that debacle."
  • Snap decision: Bolton himself seemed surprised that Trump gave him the job on the same day he visited the White House, reports Politico, which noted the men did have some prior conversations by phone. "The unexpectedly quick personnel change is the latest example of Trump’s mercurial nature and his newfound confidence to follow his gut instincts."
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