Donald Trump

Donald Trump, Peacemaker

Posted On: Sep 11, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Donald Trump, Peacemaker

By sacking National Security Adviser John Bolton this week, President Donald Trump inched closer to winning a Nobel Peace Prize-something he suggested for himself in 2018 and which he and his camp were still talking about in 2019. No joke, vanquishing Bolton is an unambiguous win for peace. Bolton was, after all, a leading architect of the Iraq war. He has waged a decades-long campaign to bomb Iran , and as things have gotten hairy in Venezuela , he has broadcast his ambitions to oust Nicolas Maduro from office by any means necessary. His demand for a preemptive strike on North Korea made him the most unapologetic American warmonger in a generation and in recent months, his resistance to Trump's peace talks with the Taliban further marked him as a slathering dog of war. The main problem with rewarding the president for sidelining Bolton is that he is the guy who rearmed and reloaded the warmonger in the first place. But there's no reason to be short-sighted about the matter. Balance the equation on both...

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