Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes


♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON GOT FIRED THIS MORNING AS YOU NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD. IT’S A MAJOR PERSONNEL CHANGE. IT’S MORE THAN THAT IT’S GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA. ESPECIALLY FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IN POINTLESS WARS IF BOLTON HAD STAYED ON THE JOB. THEY MAY NOT BE CELEBRATING TONIGHT BUT THEY SHOULD BE. INTERNATIONAL OIL PRICES BY THE WAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET DROPPED IMMEDIATELY ON THE NEWS. INVESTORS NEW INVESTORS KEW INVESTORS KNEW FOR CERTAIN THAT BOLTON PLANNED ON LAUNCHING ANOTHER MIDDLE EASTERN CONFLICT THAT WOULD SPIKE ENERGY PRICES. SOME WERE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE BOLT TO BE GO. CERTAINLY MANY IN WASHINGTON WITH DISAPPOINTED. CHRIS MURPHY FROM CONNECTICUT A PROGRESSIVE ONE AT THAT QUOTED THAT HE WAS QUOTE LEGITIMATELY SHAKEN TO SEE JOHN BOLTON TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE. SAMANTHA POWERS, YOU REMEMBER HER. THE OBAMA OFFICIAL PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION OF LIBYA. THE MOVE THAT FLOODED EUROPE WITH REFUGEES. THAT OFFICIAL, SAMANTHA POWER TOLD REPORTERS TODAY THAT THE FIRING WAS A VERY TROUBLING SIGN BELIEVE IT OR NOT A NUMBER OF OTHER REPUBLICANS MADE SIMILAR NOISES MITT ROMNEY QUOTE HE WAS VERY, VERY UNHAPPY THAT BOLTON WAS LEAVING. HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AS A BRILLIANT MAN WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY. ROMNEY DIDN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE. HE WASN’T SPECIFIC ABOUT IT. WHY? PROBABLY BECAUSE NONE OF BOLTON’S EXPERIENCE IN THE END HELPED AMERICA. ROMNEY IS RIGHT. BOLTON HAS, IN FACT, BEEN ON THE SCENE FOR DECADES. ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT. BUT, WHATEVER. THE DETAILS LIKE THAT MAKE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL IN WASHINGTON. IN WASHINGTON, NOBODY CARES WHAT KIND OF JOB YOU DID. ONLY THAT YOU DID THE JOB. NOBODY THERE LEARNS FROM MISTAKES BECAUSE MISTAKES ARE NEVER EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED. EVER. JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF TOOK THIS FORM OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA TO AN ART FORM. WATCH HIM PERFORM IT ON THIS SHOW.>>SO YOU’VE CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAQ, LIBYA, IRAN, AND SYRIA. IN THE FIRST TWO COUNTRIES WE HAVE HAD REGIME CHANGE AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S BEEN, I WOULD SAY A DISASTER.>>NO, NO. I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT AND.>>Tucker: YOU DON’T THINK IT’S BEEN A DISASTER.>>I THINK YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT LIFE IS COMPLICATED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. AND WHEN YOU SAY WELL THE OVERTHROW OF SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A MISTAKE IS SIMPLISTIC.>>Tucker: I WOULD ARGUE THAT I’M THE ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW COMPLICATED IT IS. THAT’S MY VIEW.>>IT’S YOUR LONG EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY.>>Tucker: BETTER RECORD THAN YOURS, I WOULD SAY.>>Tucker: DID YOU CATCH THAT RATHER THAN JUSTIFY OR IVAN EXPLAIN HIS OWN RECORD, BOLTON BRAGS THAT HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE JOB. IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY SO MANY PROGRESSIVES ARE MOURNING BOLTON’S FIRING TONIGHT BOLTON HIMSELF FUNDAMENTALLY WAS A MAN OF THE LEFT. THERE WAS NOT A HUMAN PROBLEM JOHN BOLTON WASN’T TOTALLY CONVINCED COULD BE SOLVED WITH THE ELITE FORCE OF GOVERNMENT. THAT’S AN ASSUMPTION OF THE LEFT. NOT THE RIGHT. DON’T LET THE MUSTACHE FOOL YOU. JOHN BOLTON WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. BY THE WAY, NATURALLY ONCE HE WAS A SCONS THERE BOLTON PROMOTED OBAMA LOYALISTS WITHIN THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT SHOULDN’T PRIZE YOU EITHER. FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY JOHN BOLTON OPERATED AS IN FACT A FIFTH COLUMN WITHIN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. WE WARNED ABOUT HIM FREQUENTLY ON THIS SHOW.>>Tucker: WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PEACE WITH A HEAVILY ARMED NUCLEAR POWER THAT IS CONSIDERED TREASON. BUT WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CALLS FOR, YET, ANOTHER POINTLESS WAR, THAT’S JUST ELITE CONSENSUS AND IT’S FINE. NIKON BOLTON HAS CALLED FOR TOPPLING THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT AGAIN AND AGAIN. TELLINGLY HE NEVER SUGGESTED WHAT MIGHT REPLACE THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT ONCE IT’S TOPPLED.>>Tucker: TO THIS DAY MIKE BOOT TAKES A. JOHN BOLTON IS THIS COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. THERE WERE NO CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR FOOLISHNESS OR DISHONESTY. NONE. YES, MR. PRESIDENT, JOHN BOLTON DOES WANT TO GET YOU INTO A WAR. IT’S ALL HE WANTS IT’S WHAT HE DREAMS ABOUT. MANY WARS IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL, HE WILL DO IT.>>Tucker: IN BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION JOBS THERE ARE CUSHY THINK TANK JOBS. CABLE NEWS CONTRACTS. WAR MAY BE DISASTER FOR AMERICA BUT FOR JOHN BOLTON AND HIS FELLOW NEOCONS, IT IS ALWAYS GOOD BUSINESS.>>Tucker: WE INVITED JOHN BOLTON ON THIS SHOW TONIGHT HE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE INVITATION WHICH IS A SHAME. IS HE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE. THAT’S A SINCERE INVITATION. IN SOME WAYS THE STORY ISN’T SIMPLY ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. IT’S ABOUT THE COUNTLESS JOHN BOLTONS WHO CURRENTLY THE STAFF FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY DEEPLY MEDIOCRE LIFERS, DRUNK ON UBEROUS. PROTECTED BY BULLET PROOF JOB SECURITY. THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE ON THE JOB THAN BE FIRED AND THEY KNOW IT. AS A GROUP THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE AN AWFUL LOT TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY POORER AND SADDER AND MORE DIVIDED. THE ACTUAL JOHN BOLTON IS GONE, LIKELY FOREVER. THE QUESTION TONIGHT IS WILL HE BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER JOHN BOLTON JUST LIKE HIM AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SIGNS THAT THAT’S POSSIBLE. IN FACT, IN WASHINGTON, IT’S ALWAYS POSSIBLE. CHANGE ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR THE BETTER. DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF. APPARENTLY ON THE SHORT LIST TONIGHT TO REPLACE BOLTON IS THE PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR IRAN BRIAN HOOK. HE MAY BE A GOOD PERSON UNAPOLOGETIC NEOCON. HE HAS UNDISGUISED CONTEMPT FOR DONALD TRUMP AS JOHN BOLTON DID. AND HE PARTICULARLY DISLIKES THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONALIST FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS PEOPLE VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016. ONE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL RECALLS HOOK ANNOUNCING THAT, QUOTE: I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS RECKLESS AND DOESN’T UNDERSTAND POLICY. ANOTHER SOURCE HEARD HIM DIRECTLY FOREIGN OFFICIALS AT A CONFERENCE ABROAD. A CHOICE LIKE THAT AND HOOK, BY THE WAY, IS NOT THE ONLY ONE, NOT EVEN CLOSE. A CHOICE LIKE THAT IS REALLY NO CHOICE AT ALL. IT’S MORE JOHN BOLTON WITH THE SAME PREDICTABLE DISASTROUS RESULTS.

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