President Trump announced yesterday that John “Bomb them all to Hell” Bolton would replace General H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. Mr. Bolton is most known for being a primary supporter of the Iraq war in 2003. He had an active role in making the case that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be wrong. He has also held an extremely aggressive posture toward Iran, saying on numerous occasions that the US ought to bomb Iran and North Korea.
This news is very troubling. Since Donald Trump’s election, he has slowly reshaped his cabinet, moving it more and more in the direction of foreign intervention and nation-building. These are some of the very positions and strategies that Mr. Trump openly criticized during his presidential campaign leading some to believe that he would advocate a more “America first” foreign policy. Since his election, this has not been the case, and with this recent appointment, it seems there is no one left in the White House to bring a voice of reason to these bloodthirsty megalomaniacs.
We can only pray that these men do not thrust the entire world into chaos in their imperial pursuit of limitless power and riches.
God help us all.