Bolton Out, Permanent War Crowd Angry. Cool.

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

National Security Advisor John Bolton claims he resigned today. – But the truth is almost certainly that he was fired, most likely because President Donald Trump became fed up with Bolton always playing George C. Scott’s General Turgidson character in the film Dr. Strangelove:

Turgidson: Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth, both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless distinguishable, post-war environments: one where you got 20 million people killed, and the other where you got 150 million people killed!]

Muffley: You’re talking about mass murder, General, not war.

Turgidson: Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops! Uh, depending on the breaks.

Muffley: I will not go down in history as the greatest mass murderer since Adolf Hitler.

Turgidson: Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American people, than with your image in the history books.

Here is what the President tweeted out about the matter earlier today:

It becomes tiresome, no doubt, to be constantly advised to just keep the wars going when you got elected based on a promise to start ending some of the damn wars. So, let’s nobody be surprised that the President ultimately got fed up and pulled the trigger, so to speak, on firing the White House spokesperson for the permanent war crowd.

Who leads that crowd, you ask? Well, to paraphrase the great Hans Gruber from Die Hard, “you ask me for the leader, I give you Mitt Romney”:

You should also expect your TV screens and social media news feeds to be filled with similar statements of outrage from the usual warmonger suspects like Bill Kristol, various writers at the National Review and of course, the presidential candidate you never heard of before last week, Joe Walsh.

Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul, who supports the President’s vision of getting America out of these intractable Middle East and African conflicts, had this to say:


Ironically you will also no doubt see many of the very same Democrats and fake news media talking heads who slammed President Trump for hiring Bolton now also slam him for firing Bolton.

Oh, hey, here’s Democrat congressman Chris Murphy doing exactly that:

Finally, you will also see the fake news media who detest the President suddenly cast Bolton as the smartest guy in the room, a wise and seasoned advisor who everyone should now listen to, just as they have done with The Mooch in the past few weeks. I give it no more than 72 hours before either CNN or MSNBC gives Bolton a huge contract to be an on-air expert contributor.

Because that is who our fake news media is, and that is how they work.

That is all.


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Invasion of Hong Kong has been called off.

Jimmy MacAfee

Must have been a real knock-down-drag-out, if you read the President’s tweet. Terse. Very terse.

I was happy to see him take the job, and I’m not unhappy to see him leave. We have strategic considerations to deal with, and a widely overstretched military and a very dangerous set of enemies to deal with. Endless skirmishes make it hard to focus.

I was in favor of the War in Iraq, principally because the sanctions (such as they were) were about to be lifted off of Saddam Hussein’s regime, and he had both plans and yellowcake enough to re-start his nuclear ambitions – (speaking of which, the idiot in Ankara now wants nukes for his evil caliphate.) I was opposed to the intended War in Syria because the sarin was terror grade, and was a false flag event. (I can give reasons why I believe this, but this was actually one of Obama’s better decisions.) Bolton was all-in for war in Syria, meaning that someone worse that Assad was due to take his place.

No matter who you have advising the President, he needs to be able to sort out the significant from the insignificant. I trust the President on this one completely.


Re: Bolton going to work for CNN, that I highly doubt. Bolton seems to be a real patriot, not a likely turncoat at all.

Charles Aronowitz

Not CNN or MSNBC. He’ll be hired by Fox.

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