President Trump’s Exceptionally Well-Skilled Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, Removed By John Bolton…

It is being reported today that Tom Bossert has been forced to resign his position at the White House by newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton.  There is absolutely nothing about this that is good news. This is not winning.

According to Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs (very reliable) Bossert was essentially fired from his position as Homeland Security Adviser due to a conflict with incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton (replaced HR McMaster).

According to Jacobs: “Tom Bossert is regarded as an effective and professional figure by colleagues. But he resisted a reorganization of the National Security Council that made him subordinate to the national security adviser, then H.R. McMaster.”  The White House released the following statement:

The President is grateful for Toms commitment to the safety and security of our great country. Tom led the White Houses efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.

~Sarah Sanders

In December 2016 when Tom Bossert was appointed the following was released:

[…] Mr. Bossert will advise the President on issues related to homeland security, counter-terrorism, and cyber-security, and coordinate the Cabinet’s process for formulating and executing policy in these matters.

The role, performed by a deputy national security advisor in the previous Administration, is being elevated and restored to its independent status alongside the National Security Advisor, a decision that reflects the unwavering commitment President-elect Trump has to the safety and security of the Nation, its people and territory.

Mr. Bossert will focus on domestic and transnational security priorities as [The National Security Advisor – Flynn] remains steadfastly focused on international security challenges.  (link)

Apparently, John Bolton had an issue with Tom Bossert being a linear peer on domestic security issues and demanded Mr. Bossert be lowered in status to a subordinate level below Bolton’s authority.  Rather than take a forced reduction in status, Bossert resigned.

This is a big loss.

Mr. Bossert was exceptional in his role and his expertise with policy execution on cyber-security and coordinated national disaster response was excellent.  Bossert was easily one of the most effective communicators in the administration with a rare ability to take complex issues and present them in ways that are easily understood by the people absorbing the information.  Bossert’s skill amid the crisis of last year’s multiple Hurricanes was invaluable.

While there’s no doubt Bossert will be heavily recruited in the private sector, and easily find an important role amid any complex organization, it is certain the White House will not be able to replace his level of subject matter expertise and jaw-dropping competence.

 

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301 Responses to President Trump’s Exceptionally Well-Skilled Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, Removed By John Bolton…

  1. 4sure says:

    “Bolton needs to produce and right out of the gate.”

    .And..,.,.fill in the blank of those who have produced nothing. The list is long.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. be says:

    Glad Bolton is there.. Have always liked him. They didn’t want him as UN Ambassador and W put him in as recess appointment. He once said that if the U.N. headquarters “lost ten stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.” I agree.

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  3. Artist says:

    right after Bolton’s first day…suddenly there is gassing in Syria and EVERYONE from McCain, looney Gov Dean, MSNBC, and the warmonger neocons beat the drum of “Bomb Assad”
    The only voice of rational thought in the mainstream wilderness is Tucker Carlson….
    now this.
    I DO NOT TRUST Bolton.

    Please, President Trump, do not waver from the guidance of your own inner voice about this! You were correct in wanting no more involvement in these unwinnable entanglements.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      What’s there to trust. He is a Bush/Cheney Neocon who had been wrong on every foreign policy issue that he has ever commented on.
      He was wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan, The Ukraine, Crimea, Libya and Syria, and he is wrong on this.
      The Murdoch’s and Fox bots love him, but he is John McCain with a great personality.
      He does actually support Trump though but even that could be a ploy to get where he has just got.
      It is not very often that Sundance is negative about a situation in the White House. that should give us all pause for thought.

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      • cjzak says:

        I’m with you on that. He seems to be a loud advocate of very aggressive actions against some of these countries. I hope war is not the end game so easily, but it seems with Bolton it just might be. His opinions do seem to have been wrong many times. I don’t know much about Bossert, but it is a shame to lose a sharp young man unless he really was not working for PT’s agenda.

        What an interesting ride we are on with our President and I’m learning to navigate the ups and downs without almost falling off at every turn and bump. Bolton may be just another bump that ends up as the right bump at the right moment. I’m pretty sure PT knows what’s coming, so let’s get it done.

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    • Heika says:

      Yep. Bolton was a huge player in creating, concocting, building and sustaining the lie that led to the Iraq war. He drools for war. He has a bolt loose. There is something seriously wrong with this man and I hope Trump gets it before its too late, and I mean too late.

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    • Katefelinus says:

      Tom Bossert’s resignation is a HUGE loss. Very disappointing that DJT didn’t prevent it.
      I really question John Bolton as NSA — has NeoCon written all over him. Scary–

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    • James says:

      Artist, John Bolton was on Tucker Carlson’s show and said something quite amazing. Bolton said removing Sadam was a resounding success.

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    • TJ says:

      Bolton will “fix” the facts to meet the neocon foreign policy of “nation building” and/or the neoliberal policy of “humanitarian intervention”(R2P), just like he did before….

      “Painful as it is to bring up the embarrassing canard about Iraq seeking uranium in Niger, that sad chapter illustrates how Bolton operates when he knows he cannot bully intelligence community analysts to come up with the desired “analysis.”

      “We learned some time ago from a former senior Bush State Department official that the impetus came from Bolton’s office. And now we have documentary proof, thanks to a State Department Inspector General investigation, the results of which were shared with a congressional subcommittee. ”

      John Bolton’s Yellowcake
      https://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2005/05/13/john-boltons-yellowcake/

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    • TJ says:

      Trump said(after his lawyer was raided), that the US was under attack from within.

      “Trump is at war with his own government on the foreign policy front as well as many other fronts. That’s what the Mueller “investigation” is all about. With the entire political class, the government bureaucracy, and the media against him – and determined to oust him – Trump is isolated in the Oval Office and unable to actually implement many of the policies he prefers.”

      Trump vs. the Permanent Government: The battle to put America first isn’t easy
      https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/04/trump-vs-the-permanent-government/

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  4. jane harris says:

    Bolton is a war-monger….always has been. …This is not looking good at all…very disappointed.

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  5. deadhead says:

    Slide Sesh into his position and move a new AG in.

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  6. Shiloh1177 says:

    Bolton will end up being Trump’s worst appointment behind Jeff Sessions.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. rhinOC says:

    Do we really know what happened? I doubt it. Anyone who’s run a business of size probably knows people come, people go, somethings good people, often troublesome people. I’ve made staff decision that have left people scratching their heads at the company, but often, I did it without explanation to save the person being removed embarrassment that served no purpose. Sometimes, I had to for the good of the company explain what went wrong. Did everyone agree with my decisions. Nope. Did it bother me….yes…..but I did what I thought was right. I’m sure I made some mistakes.

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  8. Joe says:

    The biggest problem we face is that the Deep State is willing (or desirous) to destroy the Republic whilst molding their apparatus for ‘governance’ and Trump has been committed to it’s preservation. Destruction is infinitely easier. Attempting to play chess with an opponent who believes tipping the board over is a legitimate tactic of the game is a fools errand.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Well said. Our chief problem is that we have precious few people who deeply understand the nature of the beast.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kent says:

        ….agreed….

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      • noswamp says:

        Respectfully disagree. I hated Bolton, then liked him. Still, most thoughts about him being a war monger is correct. That is not why Trump wanted him. He is an America first guy, not a multinationalist or globalist. A neocon? Yes. But those positions(TPP, NAFTA) can easily be flushed out during conferences where Trump will override him. Trump will override him on his positions on war with Russia and Syria as well.
        Is this what I like? No. But given the circumstances, I trust Bolton way way more than McMaster.

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    • Precisely. The only way to defeat such an opponent is to be willing yourself to defy the rulebook to win. The chessboard can be put back together so long as the righteous are victorious. But there are no rules in war – those who believe otherwise have already lost.

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  9. JMP says:

    It seems like Mr. Bossert was demoted under McMaster, and now wanted to be undemoted to a linear role with Bolton. Quality guy or not, that’s kind of presumptuous.
    Also, I’m happy to be rid of anyone who had a connection with the Atlantic Council which included Obama cronies like Susan Rice and Richard Holbrooke.
    H.R. McMaster was also articulate and talked a good game defending PDT on the Sunday shows, but we know what his views were and what he did behind the scenes.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      McMaster should have cleaned house but resisted, saying he didn’t want to harm those with career status. Funny how those with so called career status, had no problem trying to harm President Trump, including that traitor bitch who resigned yesterday, the one accused of making three serious leaks. Hope she ends up in prison for the felonies she committed.

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      • churchmouse says:

        McMaster was — is? — friendly with Susan Rice. She was one of the first to tweet her congratulations on his appointment. Also remember that he renewed her security clearance.

        He never got rid of any Obama holdovers because he said ‘there are no holdovers’.

        He was never MAGA, not on the President’s side — despite his Trumpian soundbites — and was not on the side of Trump supporters.

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        • Catinflorida says:

          The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies — where former national security adviser H.R. McMaster spent 11 years as a consultant — submitted a $750,000 funding proposal to the Clinton Foundation in January 2011 while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to documents exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group
          http://amp.dailycaller.com/2018/04/09/mcmaster-iiss-think-tank-work/

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          • churchmouse says:

            Many thanks for the link — much appreciated.

            Excerpts:

            ‘The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies — where former national security adviser H.R. McMaster spent 11 years as a consultant — submitted a $750,000 funding proposal to the Clinton Foundation in January 2011 while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to documents exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group …

            ‘As an active duty officer, McMaster was a consultant for IISS between 2006 and 2017, leaving only when he joined the Trump White House as national security adviser. The general has come under withering criticism by former military commanders for his decade-long role with a foreign think tank that also accepts funding from foreign governments, including Russia and China. McMaster left the White House post Monday.’

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  10. El Torito says:

    I am very comfortable with Bolton. People seem to forget Trump makes the final decisions and Bolton will be one opinion. Personally, I think it’s a good pick by DJT and any time a new power figure moves in, this type of thing goes on. Bossert did one hell of a job, but he wanted autonomy and didn’t want to answer to Bolton. So he resigned. It’s nothing to get bummed out over. It’s life. MAGA will happen with or without.

    Nobody in the Treehouse would want the POTUS to stand by and do nothing if it was their child being gassed.

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    • Mariposa323 says:

      No one asking : why did Israel strike Syria so soon ? Destroy evidence ? Who stands to gain the most of us getting into Syria ? Policeman for Israel , AND, they still get billions . America is tired of these games . Sacrifice Christians to defend Israel , great going .

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      • Heika says:

        Exactly. Don’t ‘step over the line’ and criticise Israel. Oh no – heaven forbid. This is typical and its been going on for ages. Israel – the only country not ‘interrupted or visited’ by ISIS in the entire middle east area during the last 6 years. Now, why is that? Hmmm, Oh yeh that’s right, because they were Al-Nusra’s (ISIS’s origins) hospital.

        Oh gee, its so hard to understand. Now Syria (with Russia’s and yeh… ‘sorry about that’ but also Iran’s help) has ISIS almost disintegrated – which one would think would bring joy and celebration to all those in the western world who wish for such an abomination to be wiped off the face of the earth, and ooo WTF, here comes Israel to smack Syria in the face for doing it? And has been bombing SAA the entire time when they get close to wiping out ISIS and calling it a strike on Hezzbolah (I have been following it) – when they have been blatantly stopping Assad’s work of wiping out ISIS.

        Does not work, if you miss this you miss the entire game. Move the premise in your mind and it all makes perfect sense. Who supports Israel to the point where Senators are made to pledge their loyalty to Israel or face non-reelection and there you have what is going on.

        http://alwaght.com/en/News/55081/Ex-Mossad-Chief-Admits-Israel-Giving-Medical-Aid-to-Al-Nusra-Front-Terrorists

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        • Heika-“Exactly. Don’t ‘step over the line’ and criticize Israel. Oh no – heaven forbid” .

          Israel is the only country most like the US in the Mid East. Freedom loving. They have been threatened since origination of becoming a country . Swearing never again to be destroyed without a fight.

          ISIS know they would lose their balls if they attack Israel. they are ‘fearful of the Jews because Israel knows ahead of time the plans intended to do them harm.

          The losers attacking them never learn even while receiving billions from the U S and other countries feeling so sorry for the murdering brutes denying Israel the right to survival.
          Look back from this century to inception of their becoming a race. They have ALWAYS survived.

          Oh…I am not a Jew. I suggest someone is looking out for them. It behooves Senators to pledge loyalty to Israel. Perhaps U should get on the team.

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      • Mariposa323 – I can tell U have a real love for Israel. I suggest Israel has a real issue in what is happening in the mid East. They probably know a lot more about circumstances than U. Their good faith to the U S is strong and their friendship is proven.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “their child being gassed”

      Nice play by the staged “crisis actors”. However, it appears they forgot to include any adults that were gassed because “the [poor] children” tug at the heart strings more and elicit more sympathy.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Exactly right, POTUS runs the show and Bolton is only there to give input.

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    • We should not eagerly take the role of the world’s policeman. Seriously, Assad won the war – what did he have to gain. Would staging this be an effective ploy by others. I would wait and see. In that part of the world, children are used as weapons – sad but not our fault.

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    • Mike says:

      What are you, a paid Israeli troll? Yours is a most dishonest response.

      It’s not “our child” that is getting gassed, It’s the children in a foreign country far away.
      There’s no evidence that Assad “gassed” anybody. The available evidence points the other way. The “gassing children” narrative has holes big enough to drive an 18 wheeler through.

      But even if he did, and that’s too bad, our problems are right here in the country, not in middle eastern country. Entering a conflict that only benefits Israel
      .
      Our young girls and women are getting raped and murdered right here in America. By Mexican criminals and inbred Muslim pedophiles. And a heck of lot more than 40 of them

      Those are the people I care about – the American kids. That’s who we need to save. We give Israel plenty of money. They can fight their own fights for a change.

      Does anybody remember “America !st?”

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  11. Swedishmeatball says:

    I don’t agree with this move at all. I remember watching him in a press conference early in POTUS Trumps term and he knew his stuff. “The Stache” owes us all an explanation.

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  12. WFO says:

    I feel like a fool sticking my neck out for Trump in my community. Put me in conflict with many. Bolton is and always was a warmonger for Israel and is all about Israel First. I voted for and supported America First and ending the Middle East Wars and the Afghanistan War. Now, it looks like perpetual war and the end of America First.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Trump has advisors. He does not have to follow their dictates. His sources of Info are wide and rich. He makes decisions and sets policy. There was never any doubt that Trump was pro Israel when he was stumping. I suspect he still is.

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    • bleep21k says:

      @WFO – “I feel like a fool sticking my neck out for Trump in my community.” – I guess what you have to determine for yourself is are you actually a fool…?

      Today, my brother and I had a good conversation about President Trump – he’s liberal, adored Barack Hussein Obama, and watches “Blackish” the TV show religiously lol. His take – the establishment is dogging President Trump, trying to remove him with a lot of “Fake news”, and BS women. HE says who cares how many women President Trump slept with.

      HE doesn’t like one bit that the FBI rolled PTs lawyer…

      HE stuck his head out for PT at his work place (which is why he called to tell me), even though HE didn’t vote for President Trump.

      Doesn’t sound like HE feels the fool – sounds like he is “woke”! (understand?)

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        It does sound like he is “woke” and it carries forward, but I will never be able to understand the regular guy who “adored Barack Hussein Obama.” Just can’t … can’t … can’t fathom.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          hope

          hope it carries forward

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        • cozette says:

          Americafirst There were many people on the Right who loved the Bush family who are just as or more evil than Obama. It’s easy to get fooled by the propoganda. The Left saw Bush clearly when we didn’t just like we saw the Clintons and Obama clearly when they didn’t. Sadly, the joke was on all of us because all 4 of those Presidents were working for the same evil cabal.

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          • mariner says:

            That’s a good reminder.

            I once thought the Bushes were good and decent people.

            Now I can’t believe I thought that before.

            In the past couple of years I had my eyes opened about the UniParty and the Deep State, and I’ve changed or am changing my views about a lot of things.

            For example, Ambassador Chris Stevens. He wasn’t just a victim; he was overseeing Hillary’s gun-running through Libya.

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          • kroesus says:

            at least with W many were fooled early….no such “reasoning” can be proffered with Bammy….not only was he ineligible to be POTUS his ideology was readily available to see for anyone who CARED in 2007

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        • Benson II says:

          If all you watched was leftist news and Obama’s speeches it’s conceivable you would have thought him fine. Also many whites especially Democrats fell for the first black president crap and many regular guys didn’t see all the information about Hussein on the internet.

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    • Trump has good cops and bad cops. Trust in the fact that he makes the final decisions. Bolton is a big middle finger to a lot of world players that need attitude changes – that alone makes him a good pick.

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  13. trialbytruth says:

    I hate to say this but Tom should have stuffed his ego in his pocket and set this out. I remember Scarmucchi any one else remember him? I doubt John Bolton will be around all that long, He may have simply been brought in to do some house cleaning. Oh well Trump did not intercede or beg him to stay either so who knows.

    Dont get me wrong I know Tom had serious skills. I think Sundance probably saw those demonstrated better then most from his perch in Florida. I loved him at press converences. I am just not prepared to question Trump on personnel moves.

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  14. Corrupt MSM does anything to raise the noise level re “chaos in the Trump White House” and “bombing throwing Bolton”. Blaming Bossert’s exit on Bolton does both, building the MSM-meme “Trump-Bolton out of control”. Why would Bossert leave now? He stayed earlier, when it was announced his position would become subordinate to Bolton’s predecessor, McMaster. So,
    what else is new with Homeland Security? Obviously, the decision to partner DHS with the DOD and send the National Guard to the border. Maybe Bossert had issues with this policy?

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  15. Keebler ac says:

    People get too big for their britches and won’t accomodate. Sorry but if he won’t cooperate, is disgruntled, or felt overlooked for Bolton’s job, whatever…it no longer works. Sayonara buddy.

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  16. SharonKinDC says:

    Gorka tweeted something about Bossert not being able to complete a counterterrorism plan w/i a year. Sounds like Gorka thought he should go. Perhaps there is more to Bossert’s performance than just his on camera appearances and those may have been lacking.

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  17. Hmmm. What happened to “staff doesn’t matter, Trump is the President”?

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    • Apollo says:

      Exactly what I was thinking! Is it OK to lament departing staff now? Good to know if so, but I’m not sure why this guy in particular would be the first exception. We’ve lost lots of talented staffers, sadly.

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  18. Greg says:

    I wonder if Bossert is one of those famous “WH officials” the media are always quoting.

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  19. jmuniz1 says:

    My Friend worked with the Bush family and told me Bolton left them in 2006. He is his own man and he endorsed our President during the election. The warmonger was Donald Rumsfeld and Bush 1. I am glad he chose Bolton who wants to designate the Muslim brotherhood groups like CAIR ISNA, as Terrorist organizations. You need to help republicans get elected but the ones who will work with our President not ones who won’t.

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    • El Torito says:

      Great points. Actually I was a big admirer of Rumsfeld too. These guys are about tough policy. It comes with “America first.” Anyone who wants to label CAIR as a terrorist org has my vote.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Bolton who wants to designate the Muslim brotherhood groups like CAIR ISNA, as Terrorist organizations.”

      Which they are – a huge plus on my ledger sheet.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Rumsfeld was an arrogant son of a bitch war monger. Both he and General Tommy Franks should have lost their government pensions. When the battle plans were drawn up for Iraq, part of those plans included governance and support by our military when they go from being an invading Army to a Occupying Army.

      You all may recall what happened after we took Iraq, such as in Baghdad. Our armed troops were all throughout the city, at the same time the Iraqi citizens went on a rampage and destroyed a lot of their government infrastructure, which was still needed to provide basic services to the citizens. Does Tommy Franks order his troops to protect those government assets and restore order? Hell no. Did Rumsfeld order Franks to get his troops to restore order? Hell no. Tommy Franks when asked by the media, why his troops weren’t protecting those government assets and restoring order, stated, “They are soldiers, not police officers.”

      Good thing Tommy Franks wasn’t the supreme allied commander during WW II, otherwise everything would have been destroyed, instead of leaving armed troops behind while others were advancing, to maintain order, keep vital services going and to protect government assets. Had Rumsfeld and Franks used those troops to protect the assets like our troops did during WW II, we, the taxpayers, could have saved the billions of dollars that had to be spent rebuilding and or repairing all of the damage that was done.

      Our nation had ZERO debt and a balanced budget thanks to Newt Gingrich’s leadership in the House with his Contract With America. Clinton didn’t like it, but Gingrich held firm, as did the rest of the House, and they even shut down government until Clinton acquiesced and sign on the dotted line. Invading Afghanistan was unavoidable, but we should have mopped up there over ten years ago. We never should have been in Iraq, but okay, it happened, which is why we never should have left. Almost 8 trillion dollars spent between those two countries. Because of this, let me remind some of you what President Trump has said many times, “The USA is no longer in the nation building business.” So when it comes to Bolton, RELAX. He’s not pulling the strings, just giving input.

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      • One aspect you glossed over: The war plans DID include MP battalions to maintain order, but Rummy axed them. Too expensive, you see. Gotta save $$$.

        I’ve written before: Ever since Truman fired MacArthur, Presidents have taken “civilian leadership of the military” to mean civilians make operational decisions. Johnson and McNamara micromanaged the Vietnam war and bungled it. Rumsfeld was following in that rotten tradition.

        No operation was too small: Carter interfered in Desert One; Clinton interfered in Mogadishu; Bush 2 and Rummy interfered in Iraq; Obama interfered … everywhere.

        Only Trump, a real estate developer accustomed to hiring experts and then letting them do their job, freed the Generals from civilian “oversight” and let them do what America spent millions of dollars training them to do: Fight wars and win them.

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    • Charlotte says:

      Yep Need to clean out the snakes in our midst–CAIR etc. Unindicted co-conspirator in a terror trial that was never completed

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  20. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Don’t know the reasons behind the scenes for this resignation or whatever it was.

    I’ve got a wait and see attitude about Bolton.

    However, his appearance yucking it up on the sophomoric ‘Greg Gutfeld Show’ didn’t elevate my opinion of him.

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  21. listingstarboard says:

    Don’t forget Cheney. Like McCain and Graham–the ones who benefit financially from war

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  22. The guy is good but there are many other capable people too.
    I think Sundance is a bit “biased” cause of the excellent Hurricane response.

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  23. TERRIBLE NEWS – more so for what it signals for and about the admin

    Bossert is a rising STAR – Bolton is a blowhard idiot, in every way

    I’ve been so relieved as various rumors of him joining the admin had never materialized…until now

    I’ll take 1000 Tom Bosserts over 1 John Bolton – everyday.

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    • cozette says:

      Justlovefreedom you call Bolton a “blowhard idiot in every way”. LOL. That sounds like a Leftists description of the man who just hired Bolton. How do you know more than POTUS and why haven’t you clued him in to your insider info that POTUS is unaware of?

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  24. Nigella says:

    I really like Bolton… I’m gonna give him a chance

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  25. trapper says:

    I don’t care how good he is, I do not care for players who refuse to play the position assigned to them by the coach. Not a team player? Then find another team. It really is as simple as that.

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    • Orygun says:

      Excellent remark!

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    • Heika says:

      Right and if your ‘coach’ is Charles Manson? Titles matter not – one needs to use their brain too. So the pied piper asks you to jump?

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      • trapper says:

        The coach isn’t Charles Manson. The coach is President Trump. He runs his team. He gave Bolton the power to set the line up, so either get with the program or find another team. I get so tired of the egos and the folks who forget who they work for. And basically if you are in the White House you report to whomever PDJT says you report to. Omarosa, is that you?

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  26. jrapdx says:

    Interesting. SD says Bossert won’t have any trouble finding an excellent position in private industry. Don’t doubt that a bit. Comments above suggest Bossert left because his demands for “autonomy” (or something) were rebuffed by Bolton.

    I dunno, I wonder if it’s simply that Bossert received super-attractive offers for work at far higher pay than he could ever get serving in the administration. Maybe that’s all it took for him to take the first opportunity to get off the bus. Or maybe it’s all exaggerated by the ever-present media scum, magnified into a big thing when in reality it’s not.

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    • kaste668 says:

      Sometimes in a organizational restructure, you either move up, down or out. You usually get some input on what direction you will accept. Maybe he could not accept moving down.

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      • jrapdx says:

        Apparently not, and he very likely had no compelling reason to given there was better opportunity elsewhere. Still it doesn’t strike me as a big deal, people are always moving on from jobs, nothing is forever.

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  27. Foolsgold says:

    Bolton is not afraid to call a spade a spade much like Trump. I love that trait in people. Is it PC? No. Do I care about PC? No. Remember Trump is calling all shots and if he puts our military men/women in harms way, it’s not gonna be PC game and it’s not gonna be to benifit globalist elites, and it’s not gonna be to loose! I trust Trump and I can’t wait to vote for him again!

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    • Mariposa323 says:

      Bolton is a Neocon . I only hope Trump is seeing some value in him , like Tillerson , then time to go . We don’t need more wars based on No Proof . Assange tweeted a reward for anyone with the proof who did the gas attack . We get in there , we will never get out . WW111 , which is what they want . Praying Assange gets proof quick , the deep state will lie lie lie to PDJT .

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      • cozette says:

        Mariposa323 Don’t you know by now that President Trump knows ALL about the Deep State by now? If not, where have you been? He called out the drum beat to invade Iraq when EVERYONE was cheering it on. He called out the wmd lie in front of the Bush family at a nationally televised Republican debate. Right after 9/11 he called bs on the narrative that planes alone could have brought down the towers. If he bombs Syria it will be to wipe out a nest of Deep State/CIA/Israeli jihadists.

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      • Howard Cosell says:

        Neocon neocon neocon – you learn a new word and you throw it around like you really know what it means.

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  28. AmericaFirst says:

    I have no opinion on Bolton or Bossert (DO remember a magnificent job with the hurricanes, both preparatory and aftermath), other than I am going to trust President Trump’s choices for the time being.

    My concern is, since I have watched his campaign people, including volunteers, his transition people, his administration’s people, be trashed, investigated, prosecuted, just basically put through the ringer for the sheer audacity to work for the Trump Administration, I have to wonder if it is possible that it is becoming more difficult to get quality people? Several people who worked in the administration we know have been literally drummed out by the Marxists, and we have seen leftists with their dartboards bragging that they are getting them, one by one.

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  29. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “Apparently, John Bolton had an issue with Tom Bossert being a linear peer on domestic security issues and demanded Mr. Bossert be lowered in status to a subordinate level below Bolton’s authority. Rather than take a forced reduction in status, Bossert resigned.”

    My question is why didn’t Mr. Trump make the decision if Mr. Bossert should be equal to Mr. Bolton or not? it is his White House, NOT Mr. Bolton’s. Then Mr. Bolton could evaluate whether he wanted to come on board.

    I am glad to see Mr. McMaster leave, but not at the expense of Mr. Bossert. IMO the trade off is not worth it for Mr. Bolton. Mr. Bolton does not have a track record that impresses me, but I do not matter in such decisions.

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    • daughnworks247 says:

      Did anyone here read the article?
      Article says McMaster is the one who re-ordered the dept.
      Why blaming Bolton?

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  30. Ausonius says:

    To me the exegesis is simple: it seems to be all about EGO…on both sides! I do not sense secret agendas, new agendas, etc. I have heard and read that Bolton “never loses a debate” and really does want to be considered the “smartest person in the room” at all times. (Sound familiar…and unpleasant?) Bossert apparently challenged or threatened that egotistic aspect of Bolton. Could Bossert have stayed by swallowing some pride? Maybe (not).

    Too bad! We shall see what happens!

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  31. thinker says:

    This cal goes out to all the treepers in florida, there is a group call floridians for e verify now (you can google them) that is trying to amend the state constitution to make it mandatory for business in florida to use e verify.They need our help, please go to their website floridiansforeverifynow.gov. I have already signed the petition and have started to get my family and friends involved. Please do the same. If we can get this done it will help keep florida from going the way of california, if we loose florida it will make it next to impossible for a republican to win the presidency. God bless and thank you.

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  32. Delibero says:

    Whether Tom Bossert voluntarily resigned due to positional dissatisfaction or was forced to resign, it is shocking and very disappointing.

    Whenever I watched one of Tom’s informative press conferences, I was always impressed with his presentations. He was one of the Trump admins most effective and competent representatives and added enormous credibility to Trump’s “team.” Bolton’s arrival seemed like a positive move but if he was involved in Tom’s forced removal, then it does not bolster confidence in John’s judgement.

    IMO, an often struggling WH admin is unwise to frivolously discard valuable “team members” unless there are egregious and inexcusable reasons to do so. If Tom was placed in a position unsuitable to him, some alternative should have been worked out to satisfy all parties. His “exceptional skills” and other impressive attributes should not have been discarded so easily and so callously. Why Trump would agree to this is perplexing. By all indications, Tom was sincere, affable, hard working, loyal and very competent.

    This is not what a wise business or WH should do to its most skilled and loyal employees.

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  33. Grandma Covfefe says:

    As I have said many times here, the swamp is deeper and wider than we all envisioned. Daily, there just seem to be many more layers of muck down there and we have no idea what and who they are.
    President Trump knows as well as many White Hats gov’t what is going and who is involved.

    Taking back our country is getting to be a bigger deal than we all thought. Many, including myself, thought most of our problems would get cleared up, or at least on the path to be resolved, within a year.

    Deep State has created layers of complexity within the government that it will take time, lots of it, with certain right people with the right skills to get it done at the right time slot within President Trump’s 2 terms.

    I am heartbroken over Bossert’s departure..but again, we don’t know the whole story. I’m still on the fence with Bolton, but out President knows what he is doing

    Remember the Covfefe Rules:
    Never give in.
    Never give up.
    Never back down..
    and
    Never ever stop dreaming.
    (President Trump at a Florida Rally 12-8-17)

    Stay the course, Treepers.
    May the Lord Protect and Bless our President.
    May the Lord Protect and Bless all of you wonderful Treepers
    I love most of your comments and love you all.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      I meant to add that WeThePeople and President Trump are dealing with very evil people and it will required special individuals with “an attitude” to push back.

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  34. El Torito says:

    Funny how this place goes from putting Trump on a pedestal, playing 46D chess, to second guessing him. I guess fear does that to people.

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    • Delibero says:

      I understand your point El Torito but conservatives are not group think liberals in lock step. Many express their concerns when warranted like the profligate Omnibus Bill that excludes “new” wall construction or when one of Trump’s popular and most impressive people are forced to resign.

      But never confuse criticism with flakiness or disloyalty to the Trump MAGA cause.

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      • El Torito says:

        I didn’t say anything about group think…Having been hanging here over 3 years or so it’s just something I noticed – in fact, I see it more as a fight or flight type of reaction to difficult news and fear of change. It is a fact when SD posts reveal his/her emotion, this place goes into crazy mode. Every time. Not every person, but many.

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        • Benson II says:

          So what? It’s a comment section. People are here to give opinions, thoughts, links, etc. All of which can change or not given certain news. You’ve given your opinion for what it’s worth to illicit some kind of denial I assume. Again, my answer to your comment is, so what?

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        • Moultrie Flag says:

          Maybe if we (the dog) had one bone thrown to us from time to time.

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  35. visage13 says:

    I agree Sundance, not winning at all on this one. I am so worn out by the events of the last couple days. I really like Bossert and how he handles the press when needed. An All Star for sure. But, I have to believe in the end it is all going to work out the way it is supposed too.

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  36. paulraven1 says:

    I’m beginning to question Mr. Trump’s executive skills. You don’t allow things like this to happen. You identify superlative people and you work out the difficulties or find another place for them. There is too little competence to lose what we have.

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    • Delibero says:

      Agreed. I wonder if the raid on his lawyer Cohen and the Syria decision distracted him.

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    • NewfTea says:

      Concern noted. You do that a lot around here. When you’re not praising Russia and calling every international incident a fabrication of the evil intelligence community.

      Trump is a human being, not a machine, and certainly not God. He will make mistakes, he is not perfect. But he’s good at finding solutions.

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    • El Torito says:

      That is bizarre. One of the most successful people to ever be an executive. The word “Trump” translates to “gold standard” worldwide.

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  37. Delibero says:

    Constructive Criticism is useful if the person critiqued listens to it or his supporter’s concerned opinions. I still want Trump to succeed but…

    Who’s next? Sarah Sanders. If Bolton is determined to jettison Trump’s best people, then Sarah could be next. Nobody is obviously safe from Bolton’s immediate house cleaning of people with “exceptional talent.”

    I suspect Sarah is becoming disillusioned by the intrigue, the revolving doors and the perpetual roster changes and Tom’s forced resignation won’t exactly boost her confidence in the Trump admin. She bravely represents the WH against the jackals almost every weekday.

    She is also a smart insightful woman and has occasionally welcomed Tom Bossert to her podium and she knows exactly how impressive he was. I won’t be surprised to hear she has decided to leave the Bolton circus if her job becomes intolerable.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      You just completely made up an entire narration regarding Sarah Sanders based on nothing. Where is your evidence that Sarah is disillusioned? That Tom Bossert addressed the media from the podium? Thus, Sarah will be so upset that Tom has resigned that she too will resign?

      This is how “fake news” operates. I am sure you mean well… but, really, do you think Sarah is that shallow?

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      • Delibero says:

        Sandra:
        You’re mostly correct. I plead guilty to the horrendous crime of speculating.

        I did prattle on with a speculative narration and it’s not the 1st time. Brossert’s firing is ludicrous IMO and the swamp is winning one indictment at a time so far via Mueller and Rosenstein. It winds me up even though the battle is not over.

        But accusing me of thinking Sarah is shallow and so upset at Tom’s firing that she will quit is equally speculative and unfounded by you.

        I was speculating on the fact that Sarah is or almost is the last person standing since she’s been in the WH and the accumulative loss of colleagues including Brossert, Hope Hicks, the Mooch and on and on MIGHT be getting tiresome. A sane and decent person like Sarah can also only deal with the MSM so long before a person has had enough. She is also a dedicated mother with young kids who she would probably like to spend more time with given her sincere family values.

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        • Moultrie Flag says:

          If McMaster did the re-org, maybe Bossert started looking then, and now its just time.

          Trump says he’s leaving Syria, it sure seems the swamp forbids anything except superfluous domestic policy tweaks. Trump and war in the ME do not go together

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    • El Torito says:

      You have the imagination of a liberal.

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  38. cavt says:

    Don’t know Bossert from Adam and haven’t seen him in action so I’m really not in a position to comment on this subject directly. One thing I have noticed here though, nothing said about leaks. Lot of leaks came out of this dept. How do we know this guy wasn’t identified as one of the leakers? Doesn’t matter how qualified he is then–

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  39. With all the “Russia” malarkey going on; and the associated trampling of the Constitution, we may actually need a “Dr. Strangelove” type somewhere in the Administration in order to keep the jackals at bay. And the National Security Advisor seems to be one of the better places. Coupled with a Defense Secretary called Mad Dog??

    As our “inglorious” Mensheviks seem to redouble their effort daily, if not by the hour, to remove this President and silence those that support the plan to Return the Government to the People; it may be a good time to look at an electoral map from 2016 again. Even if some “purple” areas go back to a more “blue” tint, there are still a great many areas that are aligned with the President than not. And any effort that is “officially” undertaken to attempt to remove this President based on the “evidence” we have today will certainly motivate a majority of those “little red counties” to say enough is enough. Or as some around here say, “If you won’t, I will…”

    I still hope there exist more intelligent people than I and that they are actually working with the President and not against Us, The People. But I am starting to believe that only people with “more education” are around the President and really don’t have time to consider trivial things like “We The People”.

    I feel like everyone’s patience is getting a bit thin, and are becoming more adamant about something concrete being done to at least begin to restore the Republic. Right, Wrong, or Indifferent, decisions need to be made and all available effort placed in motion to make that happen. We can adjust course as needed, but this “boat” needs to get some momentum and not just bob about aimlessly.

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  40. jeans2nd says:

    Bossert is not willing to take a slight demotion in order to continue doing the critical work of the American people. The day after Pres Trump has the penultimate in the Days of Hell at the White House.

    Good thing our military does not run like this when things do not go our way. Some of us dedicated our entire lives, even after retirement.
    Sorry guys. Pls do not ban me. Just a diff attitude.

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  41. zooamerica says:

    Tom Bossert is very young and talented but I think he made a big mistake.

    “Apparently, John Bolton had an issue with Tom Bossert being a linear peer on domestic security issues and demanded Mr. Bossert be lowered in status to a subordinate level below Bolton’s authority. Rather than take a forced reduction in status, Bossert resigned.”

    If I was Tom Bossert, I would happily and gladly accept a subordinate level status under Bolton…just to learn from the guy. .

    John Bolton has so much more experience. To compare Bossert’s resume to Bolton is silly.

    I don’t know why the “kid” didn’t stick around and learn from John Bolton. I would be fascinated with the opportunity to be part of that team!

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      That makes a lot of sense unless there’s more to this story than is being told.

      I’ve been a part of many government reorganizations. I’ve moved up, down, sideways and back again. The change is almost always temporary because sooner than you know it, somebody comes along with a better idea and the deck gets shuffled again.

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  42. NewfTea says:

    For those crying “foul,” what happens at your job if a new org chart comes out, approved by the CEO, and you find yourself in the same position, but now working under a newly-created management level? You either accept it and keep plugging–or you quit. Bossert decided to quit.

    No one is indispensable. As Trump tweeted about his legal team and various appointments, people are lining up to get the jobs.

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  43. kurt72 says:

    Who do you trust more- Trump or Sundance? That is the question. Nobody is infallible.

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  44. Kevin H says:

    If you’re following qanon, today he said …

    Bolton cleaning house.
    Out they go!
    A clean House is very important.
    Q

    So I’m going to wait and see. Assuming there’s a reason to get rid of Tom Bossert that isn’t being telegraphed.

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  45. Bossert was super impressive during the hurricanes. Top notch talent, true leadership. He will be an asset wherever he goes, and I wish him the best.

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  46. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump is using Bolton like he used the Mooch. Purely to get rid of undesirables in the NSC and then have him resign and get someone better but who otherwise didn’t have the hardass approach when it comes to personnel changes.

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  47. Imo, if you Trump supporters allow the deep state, the Dems and the GOP establishment to bring down the Trump Presidency, then your country is going to become a “shithole” like the one I live in.

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  48. jello333 says:

    As I said when he was first brought in, I never liked Bolton. But I was okay with the appointment because I trust Trump, and I know that Bolton is (or so I’ve heard) very loyal to his “boss”, whoever that may be. So while I’m not surprised that Bolton would do this — since he seems to be an “I’m the alpha dog here!” kind of person — I’m not happy about it. Far more important than this one move, though, is that Bolton’s warmongering instincts NOT be allowed to spread to those around him.

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  49. jonnobols59 says:

    These comments are fair and erudite. Amazing. Now, because my American history lags far behind my British history [& I hold an American passport], somebody might know more about me than this: does this set a precedent? And have there been recent [50+ years] administrations where a top level appointee has seemed to be a really rotten choice for the job, only to eventually turn out as a decent one?

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  50. 1LanternInTheWindow says:

    I learned long ago, one monkey don’t stop no show. Bolton may be a hawk, but after 8 years of “O” traveling the world kissing butt we could use a little Hawk. Bolton said removing Sadam was a resounding success and it was. Iraq had a shot at freedom and peace through the sacrifice of many brave warriors. It was the idiot “O” who threw it all away by removing our troops to early.

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