Ah, fired by Twitter, the classic move of the Trump Administration. The latest board room casualty? John Bolton, the war-mongering National Security Advisor.
This move is being broadly condemned by neocons, but many others (including some democrats) are praising the move. Rand Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky, tweeted “I commend @realDonaldTrump for this necessary action. The President has great instincts on foreign policy and ending our endless wars. He should be served by those who share those views.”
Trump, in his tweet, claims he disagreed with many of Bolton’s suggestions. Like bombing Iran after a US drone was shot down. The bombing would have killed 150 people — too many lives to take for the President’s liking, calling it “not proportional.”
Of course, when Trump was elected (and still to this day) we were told that he was too loose a cannon to have his finger on the nuclear launch button and that for sure he’d start ‘World War III.’ What we’ve actually seen has been quite the opposite of course. Troops have been coming home. Peace talks are underway with North Korea. Talks could begin with Iran. Trump even nearly met with the Taliban to discuss the future of Afghanistan, where American troops have been for nearly 18 years. Yes, there are young troops in Afghanistan today whose parents served there.
John Bolton disagreed with all of those positions held by Trump, especially when he cancelled the Iran ‘retaliatory’ bombing. His ousting in good for the country. Bolton, who is now taking to Twitter, disputes the claim. Maybe a fun tweet war coming between POTUS and Bolton, and at least Bolton will get one new war out of his tenure as National Security Advisor.