Take John Bolton, for example. This guy was the Bush administration's Pit Bull. Not that they needed one, but that's as good as he got. Dumber than the back end of a ball peen hammer, he was sent to the United Nations to square the place away and force them to get with the reality that there was only one superpower in the world and it was dictating the tune for the world choir. End of mission.
Blow the smoke off the barrels. And then the irritating asshole (two wars and over 100, 000 killed), was gone.
Luckily for Bolton, The Guardian, perhaps one of the best news sources in the world, is happy to make sure we did not misread Bolton. He gets to speak his piece all over again. And he does it with such style. (Emphasis mine)
[Secretary of State, Hillary] Clinton is demonstrably incorrect in being preoccupied with defending the "international community", whatever that is.
Thanks, John, for reminding us that you were the worst choice for ambassador to the UN the 21st Century has ever known. There's a good reason why the US Senate failed to confirm you in your Bush Administration recess appointment to the job. You're an asshole. That, and you didn't believe there was a world worth saving beyond the precincts of Washington D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. In short, you were too stupid to hold such a critical position.
And while the Conservative establishment always loves to heap "guts and glory" on Herr Bolton, let me remind you of the comment in his Yale 25th reunion book:
I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.Funny about that. He banged the drum loudly until it was him that might have had to go. And when it was some other mother's son that was being sent off to die, he banged it again.
It's good that The Guardian gives Rush Limbaugh's soldiers space to vent. It reminds us of what they really are.