former U.S ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton had some rare praise
for President Obama, and specifically for his expansive drone war.
Via Mediaite:“It seems to me that the approach that the Obama
administration is following is consistent with and really derived
from the Bush administration approach to the War on Terror,” Bolton
told [Fox News] host Jenna Lee. “And I think it is entirely
sensible. Whether it is foreign citizens who are involved with Al
Qaeda or American citizens, we are in a war. They have attacked us.
We have a congressional authorization to use military force in
response. And that’s what’s at stake here.”Bolton, of course, is no fan of Obama, having previously accused
the president of appeasing America’s nemeses the world over. Last
he said:”We have a president who believes that our strength is
provocative, only if we were less pushy, less American even,” said
Bolton during a speech before the Florida delegation at the
Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort. “But it is American weakness that’s
provocative and we have a very provocative president in the White
House.”By Bolton’s definition, the U.S. drone war, which may have
than 1,000 civilians and is in fact
creating new militants isn’t provocative at all.While Bolton may view Obama’s prosecution of the war on terror
as derivative of George Bush’s, it also pushes the envelope
further than Bush appeared to try.