I read this morning that the execrable John Bolton wants to run the country. Aside from the fact that he is a belligerant, wrong-headed, hateful sort of a guy … is his hair not the weirdest ever? I mean, seriously. Does he use hairspray, do you think? Is it real?
Hair aside, here is a wonderful video of the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman making this potential candidate look a tad like an idiot.
Meanwhile, I love this article from the Washington Post (circa 2005) all about his arrogance … as reflected in his appearance. Right on!
And speaking of arrogance … listen to the skewed-verging-on-delusional-perspective of this man as he reacts on-air to a BBC reporter’s interview on Election Eve 2008 … you’ll get to see the entire interview, so you know what he’s talking about.
Don’t you want to ask him about Fox News? I know I sure would value his thoughtful, balanced, and well coiffed perspective. Oh, I forgot, he works for them.
Here’s a revealing tidbit from Wikipedia on this admirable human being. He is commenting on why he chose, in 1970, to NOT serve in Vietnam …
Bolton supported the Vietnam War and enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard, but did not serve in Vietnam. He wrote in his Yale 25th reunion book “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.” In an interview, Bolton discussed his comment in the reunion book, explaining that he decided to avoid service in Vietnam because “by the time I was about to graduate in 1970, it was clear to me that opponents of the Vietnam War had made it certain we could not prevail, and that I had no great interest in going there to have Teddy Kennedy give it back to the people I might die to take it away from.”
Sounds like the rationale that other strutting and privileged war-mongers like Dick and Rummy and crew probably found useful in justifying their own actions. As they were clearly far more valuable to their families, the nation, and the human race, alive than dead, they needed to protect themselves for the important work they would be doing in the future. (And I’m thinking that Dubya didn’t even have the wherewithal to think up a good excuse.)
These guys are just chock full of bravado, as long as it’s someone else who’s doing the heavy lifting. Weighing the pro’s and con’s these execrable (there’s that word again – I love it in this context) gentlemen realized very clearly that less valuable humans should do the actual fighting.
Here’s Bolton getting all ballsy and bombastic about WikiLeaks, asserting that Obama is the real threat to our security in this storyline. Were the shoe on the other foot, would he not be accusing himself of treason right about now?
Bottom line, and looking past the hair, I just can’t stand the hypocrisy, cognitive dissonance, and intellectual dishonesty of dudes like this.
But rock on, ambassador … I am sure you’ll have plenty on your bandwagon before all’s said and done. I just hope to god it’s not enough to get you elected (to ANYTHING)!
Okay America … get ready. The ugliness is taking a whole new turn with this dude talking about entering the fray. Nasty, nasty, nasty.