Trump May Pick John Bolton as National Security Adviser

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(Another Day in the Empire) Picking John Bolton as national security advisor will not MAGA. Instead, it will open the floodgates for neocons chomping at the bit to drive US foreign policy after they were sidelined in favor of humanitarian warmongers during the reign of Obama, a breed more palatable to hoodwinked Democrats who only hate war when it is waged by Republicans.

From CNN on Sunday:

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump will speak to former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, acting national security adviser Gen. Keith Kellogg, West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who directs the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and “potentially more” candidates. Those meetings will take place Sunday, Spicer said.

Two other candidates, former Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and former CIA Director David Petraeus, are no longer in the mix, sources told CNN Friday night. The front-runner for the post, Vice Adm. Bob Harward, dropped out of consideration apparently over concerns that he could not bring his own staff to the National Security Council.


For my take on Kellogg, read this, and Bolton here.

The Bolton selection is being pushed by Ted Cruz.

There were signs of strong support inside and outside the administration for Bolton. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told CNN in an interview that the foreign policy veteran would make a “very, very, strong” national security adviser because he understands the threat from “radical Islamic terrorism.”

In other words, Iran…

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