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Bolton Suggests Nuclear Treaty Threatens American Sovereignty

By | 03.30.10 | 3:33 pm

In a potential preview of conservative arguments for rejecting the Obama administration’s new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia in the Senate, John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, said the treaty reflected “stunning naivete” and placed it in the context of More…

So How’s Obama Going to Find the Senate GOP Votes for the Russia-Nuke Treaty

By | 03.30.10 | 10:10 am

When last we checked in on New START, the text of the nuclear deal with the Russians — which has not been released — didn’t impact missile defense, according to senior administration officials, but leading GOP senators still opposed it. That’s not a good sign for a deal More…

Dick Cheney, Conservative of the Year

By | 12.21.09 | 10:45 am

Human Events gives the title to the former vice president in an op-ed penned by former UN Ambassador-turned-omnipresent critic of the Obama administration John Bolton. And there is a strong case to be made that it’s on foreign policy and civil liberties issues that the Obama administration has been More…

Military Regime Hosts a Party for John Bolton

By | 11.12.09 | 12:13 pm

Mark Leon Goldberg reports that John Bolton, the Bush administration’s former ambassador to the United Nations, has a new book out. It’s called ConUNdrum — get it? — and apparently continues Bolton’s quest to shave several more floors from the U.N.’s Turtle Bay offices. But what’s More…

RNC Drafts John Bolton to Respond to Obama’s U.N. Speech

By | 09.24.09 | 2:35 pm

The Republican National Committee has sent reporters a “radio actuality” by John Bolton, President George W. Bush’s controversial ex-U.N. ambassador, who has parlayed a 16-month stint in that office into a career as a quotable defense hawk. So one of the GOP’s official responses to the President’s speech to More…

Mike Huckabee: Trust John Bolton, Not the Pentagon

By | 09.18.09 | 1:25 pm

After former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech to the Values Voter Summit, he held a short press conference where I asked him to expand on something from his speech: His argument that President Obama had left America weaker by scrapping the Euro missile shield.

I heard Ambassador John Bolton,


Obama on the Ling/Lee Release

By | 08.05.09 | 10:07 am

Just out from the White House:

Good morning, everybody.  I want to just make a brief comment about the fact that the two young journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, are safely back with their families.  We are obviously extraordinarily relieved.  I had an opportunity to speak with the families


Lee and Ling Are Free and Somehow North Korea Won?

By | 08.05.09 | 9:43 am

Via ThinkProgress, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton observed the safe return of Euna Lee and Laura Ling from North Korea by saying, “I worry that the outcome is a lot better for North Korea than for the United States. I mean this is a classic case of rewarding bad More…

Help the Iranian People by Killing Them

By | 07.02.09 | 9:38 am

The Iranian opposition movement has been brutally suppressed by a regime that has traded legitimacy for control. Facing dire straits, what’s left for it to do? Die in a maelstrom inflicted by the Israelis, according to John Bolton, a Bush-administration undersecretary of state and U.N. ambassador.

There’s a lot More…

GOP ‘Sovereignty Caucus’ Battles Obama on Treaties

By | 07.01.09 | 11:53 am

Shortly after leaving their offices on June 24, dozens of Hill staffers, foreign policy experts, and old Washington hands made their way to the lower floor of the Capitol Visitors Center, a sprawling complex below the halls of Congress. The occasion was the low-key launch of the new More…