John Bolton’s new role as US national security adviser may spell trouble for security chiefs elsewhere. An apologist for the Iraq invasion on false pretexts, he is also well known for his hawkish effort to encourage war with Iran.
— Red Ice TV (@redicetv) March 23, 2018
Traveling to Israel to receive the “Guardian of Zion” award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) May 28, 2017
Bolton was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the Bush administration from 2002-2004, during which time he promoted the weapons of mass destruction myth to bring about the Iraq invasion, and later said he had “no regrets,” about doing so. He also attempted to bring about a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
After failing to be confirmed by the Republican-majority Senate, Bolton was temporarily appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations during recess and held the position from August 2005 to…