John Bolton is the Wise Choice

President Trump has named Ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor. It is a wise choice in challenging times.

Bolton will succeed outgoing National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, to whom Americans owe a debt of gratitude for his lifetime of honorable and, doubtless, continuing service to our nation. Indeed, it cannot be stressed enough that during his tenure, McMaster was instrumental in helping to advise and advance the president’s national security policies. Truly, McMaster will be a difficult act to follow.

Fortunately, Bolton is up to the task.

Philosophically, Bolton fully shares President Trump’s foundational security policy principles that an administration’s first priorities are to defend America and secure her strategic national interests. This is not “America alone,” as some critics claim. Rather, it is the starting point of harmonizing the mutual strategic interests of America and her allies, who also make their determinations based upon their own national interests.

These principles are also the guard against diminishing American sovereignty for the surfeit laurels of sundry international organizations of dubious efficacy and a penchant for foolhardy bartering with barbarous rogue regimes bent upon the subjugation and eradication of free peoples and nations.

Further, like the president, Bolton understands these foundational security principles have well served past administrations (with but a few aberrations notable for their failures); and, importantly, agrees with Presidents Trump (and Reagan) that the way to preserve and promote America’s strategic interests is by pursuing “peace through strength.” Clearly, President Trump and Bolton believe America is an exceptional nation; a force for moral good in the world; and, consequently, must be ever vigilant and prepared to defend herself. A free people’s very existence belies the oppressive ideologies of the world’s autocrats, tyrants, and terrorists so we must expect and anticipate challenges to our security. In these challenging days of the 21st century, where totalitarian and repressive regimes pursue their aims presenting themselves as legitimate rivals to free nations as models of government, Bolton will be a sage, candid adviser to and clarion messenger for President Trump’s vision that freedom is and must be the future.

Practically, few can match Bolton’s preparation for assuming the momentous responsibilities of National Security Advisor. His government service has included: general counsel, then assistant administrator for program and policy coordination, USAID; assistant attorney general, Department of Justice; assistant secretary for international organization affairs, then third undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs, Department of State; and the 25th United States ambassador to the United Nations. Equally, he has been a tireless advocate of advancing America’s strategic interests and alliances in a plethora of think tanks, media outlets, publications and public forums. In fact, in recognition for his tireless championing of sound foreign policy in a place few dared to tread, Bolton was named president of “Red Eye” by Sir Greg Gutfeld, Knight of the Garter.

In his capacity as national security advisor, Bolton’s vast governmental experience and media appearances will serve President Trump well.

Bolton understands his role is to advise the president on the president’s national security agenda, not to implement his own agenda. Bluntly, Bolton knows he will advise, but the President will decide. Then, it is up to Bolton and his National Security Council team to implement and advance the President’s agenda.

This they will accomplish on behalf of the president, because Bolton is well versed in the Byzantine ways of the federal bureaucracy. With the president’s approval, Bolton will know where, how, and when to appropriately and fully realize the president’s national security policies inside and outside the swamp. This will have an immediate and salubrious remedial effect upon those bureaucrats—Obama holdovers or others—bent upon subverting the president’s policies. Yes, this will include stanching the venal leaks that have betrayed the president’s trust and become a bane of his administration.

So, too, while many on the Left may deride Bolton for his numerous media appearances, they have honed his skills as an effective, forthright advocate for the president’s national security policies. Equally misguided are his critics’ concomitant complaints that Bolton is “undiplomatic” in expressing his views. What could be more necessary now, in the chaotic, dangerous international arena, than the unambiguous articulation of America’s national security policies, whereby our allies and our enemies know where America stands? And, conversely, where they stand in our regard. Of course, in this arena, the president is no slouch; and the addition of Bolton’s direct expression of American interests will beneficially augment the president’s efforts.

The swamp being the swamp, Bolton does have his critics—not surprisingly, many of them are also critics of President Trump. They decry Bolton as a “warmonger.” He is a Reaganite. Critics will decry Bolton for his stance on the Iraq War. He was not responsible for its failed reconstruction. Critics will decry his disdain for the United Nations. No sane person can excuse the U.N.’s ream of sordid practices that deviate from its ideal.

Finally, snippy critics make cutting remarks about Bolton’s mustache. Hey, at least he doesn’t wear a goatee and a man bun.

And, like President Trump, Bolton will never, ever “lead from behind” and passively allow America’s vital strategic national interests—nor those of her allies—be dismissed, disregarded and endangered. No, in serving as National Security Advisor, Bolton will help President Trump “make America great again” by ensuring her sovereign citizens are secure; her allies are close; and her enemies are destined for the dustbin of history.

As President Trump rightly determined in naming his new national security advisor, throughout his years of service John Bolton has understood, articulated and advanced an abiding truth: the only revolution worthy of being “permanent” is the American Revolution; and it must endure and inspire the world with what we free people can achieve.

Good luck and Godspeed, John Bolton!

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12 responses to “John Bolton is the Wise Choice”

  1. “Bolton will succeed outgoing National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, to whom Americans owe a debt of gratitude for his lifetime of honorable and, doubtless, continuing service to our nation,” writes Thaddeus McCotter.

    “Outgoing National Security Advisor McMaster Worked For Foreign Think Tank Funded By China, Russia” http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/22/mcmaster-think-tank-iiss/

    * Outgoing National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked for a foreign-based think tank for 11 years before assuming his post
    * The think tank has ties to Russia, China, the Uranium One deal and Bahrain
    * Career armed forces officers spoke out against the arrangement

    During McMaster’s time at IISS, the think tank also received $700,000 from George Soros’s Open Society and $140,000 from Ploughshares, the pacifist organization that aggressively pushed for Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

    Retired Rear Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, who served 35 years in the Navy, including a stint as commander of the Pacific Fleet, told TheDCNF McMaster’s consulting role at the think tank was “absurd.”

    “It is really absurd that an active duty military officer, particularly one of flag rank, is a consultant to a foreign organization that is taking money and contributions from questionable countries that are known enemies of the United States. This to me seems to be outside the bounds of what we’re committed to. This is atrocious.”

    Read the whole article, decide if McMaster’s departure is a loss. For whom?

  2. If i could still do them, CARTWHEELS would be in order.

    Awesome!!!!!

    • yea most CERTAINLY gives me pause too. But I DO like Bolton a lot and his patriotism is awesome which so rightfully makes the Lefties look weak and foolish. The war stuff bothers me — after the past series of wars I do not like stupid wars which often just gives more fodder for the dhimmicrats later and the cost is too often too dear. At least we know he’s an honest man and a good hard working patriot, and that’s probably a far cry from some of the snakes and eels that have been slithering around Capitol Hill trying to influence DJT in all the worst ways. Praying for America and let’s MAGA!

  3. “These principles are also the guard against diminishing American sovereignty for the surfeit laurels of sundry international organizations of dubious efficacy and a penchant for foolhardy bartering with barbarous rogue regimes bent upon the subjugation and eradication of free peoples and nations.”

    I agree with what you say but that is some stunningly awful writing. Seek professional help.

  4. With Bomber Johnny behind him, people just might negotiate with President Trump a little more earnestly.

  5. Fact: Candidate Donald J. Trump stated repeatedly well before and during the 2016 campaign that he strongly opposed the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

    So that there’s no doubt about that, let’s take just one of dozens of easily verified quotes from Candidate Trump:

    “In short, Hillary Clinton’s tryout for the presidency has produced one deadly foreign policy disaster after another,” Trump said. “It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the War in Iraq in the first place. Though I was not in government service, I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even before the war ever started.”

    In 2016 Candidate Trump campaigned hard against “the establishment” that instigated foreign wars, such as the Iraq War.

    Fact: When John Bolton was a senior official under W, he was one of the strongest cheerleaders in favor of the invasion of Iraq, making the bizarre claim that the Iraq War would “pay for itself”. The Iraq War not only never paid for itself — it has cost the US $3 trillion.

    Fine, we all make mistakes. But Bolton has never admitted he was wrong to urge the US to wage war against a country which had nothing to do with 9/11 and which became the “disaster” that Candidate Trump rightly describes it as.

    Trump appointing Bolton to the job of National Security Advisor is as idiotic as it would be for Trump to appoint Jonathan Gruber to reform Obamacare. Don’t expect this end well.

  6. “And, like President Trump, Bolton will never, ever “lead from behind” ”

    trump ALWAYS leads from behind. He doesn’t set out specific goals, limits, parameters. He lets others do the hard work. That’s how he loused up the “repeal and replace” debacle. That’s how he ended up with a “massive” middle class tax cut that’s actually LOWER than what Obama gave workers with his FICA cut in 2009 (the one the GOP insisted on ending).

    AND that’s how he got to yesterday, where he did nothing by way of leading and ended up with a 2,300 page boondoggle on his desk.

  7. ” John Bolton has understood, articulated and advanced an abiding truth: the only revolution worthy of being “permanent” is the American Revolution;”

    I’m a retired lawyer in NYC. My career & trump’s in NYC totally coincided. I worked with real estate developers, owners and managers for all of my career, some of whom actually were billionaires.

    I can tell you that nothing about trump, NOTHING, should give anyone the idea that he believes in this ideal.

    And if you doubt it, look at how he’s more critical of his own Attorney General, his own Congress, his own Cabinet, Merkel, Trudeau, and May, than he is of Putin, Duterte, Erdogan, Xi, the House of Saud, and bigots and autocrats in Hungary, Poland, France and Egypt.