Seriously. Dangerous, even.
FOX News contributor John Bolton was the sole guest on Hannity & Colmes last night (9/19/8) to
fearmongerdiscuss the situation with Iran. Like nearly every issue on FOX News, it was soon framed as an attack on Democrats. But in a new variation on an old theme, Bolton suggested that a Barack Obama victory would spur an Iranian-induced nuclear holocaust. The only viable alternative presented by Bolton (and there was no other expert) was a military strike. Peace through war or else! With video.
Bolton, it must be noted, has a history of supporting wars he avoided fighting. So it’s not surprising that he would advocate for more Americans to die in a new war without him. He told substitute conservative co-host Rich Lowry (another chickenhawk), “I think (Iran has) basically won the diplomatic struggle. They’ve strung out the Europeans for five years of fruitless negotiations, the net net of which is that Iran is now five years closer to nuclear weapons... So I think we’ve played the diplomatic option out and it’s now Iran, basically, unimpeded in its effort to acquire deliverable nuclear weapons capability.”