Theodore's World: John Bolton on the Bhutto Murder

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December 28, 2007

John Bolton on the Bhutto Murder

THIS below is Bolton from this last November.....kind of telling.......
Bolton at Hugh Hewitt blog
November 6, 2007


HH: And we have a very precarious position, a situation in Pakistan today, Ambassador Bolton, and we’re getting conflicting signals, not surprising having read Surrender Is Not An Option, from the State Department and from the President. What ought to be the reaction of the United States to Musharraf’s declaration of military rule?

JB: Well, I don’t think it’s anything we should celebrate, of course, but I think we have to be practical about this. This is a regime in control of a number of nuclear weapons, it’s a regime we need to fight the remainder of al Qaeda and Taliban along its border with Afghanistan. And I don’t think we ought to be pushing Musharraf out the door, or necessarily in a direction of coalitions with the likes of Benazir Bhutto, if he thinks it would weaken his position, because the alternative is not a nice Jeffersonian democratic government. The alternative to Musharraf right now is an Islamo-fascist government in control of nuclear weapons, and that’s definitely something to fear.

HH: Is there a danger that Musharraf could become Bush’s Shah or his Diem?

JB: Well, I think that’s entirely possible, and I think part of the reason is the State Department was pushing Benazir Bhutto on him, and I think it was a very foolish strategy, because you can’t say take on some of the democratic opposition and not take on the rest of it. This trying to read internal Pakistani politics is hard for the Pakistanis, let alone for people at the State Department.

Wild Thing's comment........

Bolton is a wise man and I look forward to reading his book. He has been speaking out a lot about various topics and I wish, hope and pray he will stay in the forefront always. His input in the world today I think is most important. No one is 100 % right all the time, but Bolton seems so honest and his love for America always comes through and his respect for our troops as well.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 28, 2007 02:55 AM


Good post. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Timothy at December 28, 2007 04:24 AM

There is so much to like about John Bolton. His attitude to the misguided bungling and bumbling of the US State Department is priceless.

Posted by: TomR at December 28, 2007 06:45 AM

Bolton gets it. The State Department can't simply nudge the wheel then turn the further rotation over to the UN, the corruption of the UN alone sends a signal of insincerity to our allies. Then we have the do nothing Congress empowering the al-Qaeda and the Taliban by sending the signal of just wait until Bush is gone and you can have your own way in anything you do once the Democrats have total control.
There seems to be no accountability, to throw funds into a project, then add some more, without any oversight is ludicrous, someone has to take charge of accountability. That means putting someone in charge making sure we get results from our investments, whether it's in tangible successes by regime changes, destroying the will of the terrorists, or establishing a democratic form of government for those people. We can't get there by undermining the efforts of people like John Bolton by replacing them with the diplomacy of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. The latter who are our enemies best friends.

Posted by: Jack at December 28, 2007 08:24 AM

Bolton has a wise man with a lot of insight. It's too bad Bush won't listen to him.

Posted by: BobF at December 28, 2007 09:03 AM

I wonder if any of the Republican candidates will be wise enough to get John Bolton on his team with the understanding that he will be named Secretary of State.

Posted by: Les at December 28, 2007 06:59 PM

Timothy, thank you, nice to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 12:51 AM

Tom, that is the perfect word for it, Priceless.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 12:54 AM

Jack....."We can't get there by undermining the efforts of people like John Bolton by replacing them with the diplomacy of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi."....I agree.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 12:57 AM

Bob, yes I agree, and if Bush would just listen to him it would end a lot of the bs we have to see going on.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 12:59 AM

Les, wow if that would happen! I would love that so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 29, 2007 01:00 AM