The Guardian has an entertaining account of John Bolton’s speech before a Conservative Party gathering in England. The article is titled “Bolton calls for bombing of Iran,” and it sounds like that’s more or less accurate:
“I don’t think the use of military force is an attractive option, but I would tell you I don’t know what the alternative is.
“Because life is about choices, I think we have to consider the use of military force. I think we have to look at a limited strike against their nuclear facilities.”
He added that any strike should be followed by an attempt to remove the “source of the problem”, Mr Ahmadinejad.
But this seems like an exercise in wishful thinking:
“If we were to strike Iran it should be accompanied by an effort at regime change … The US once had the capability to engineer the clandestine overthrow of governments. I wish we could get it back.”
Bolton told a questioner that he is not a neoconservative, or even a Reagan conservative, but rather a Goldwater conservative. Maybe he was referring to Goldwater’s suggestion that we lob a bomb into the men’s room at the Kremlin.
Via Power Line News.
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