Bolton Fired! Celebrations Across the United States and Around the World
Sept. 10, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump’s two-part tweet midmorning today announcing that National Security Adviser John Bolton was out on his ear, effective immediately, provoked a wave of relief and optimism by sane people everywhere.
While the media churn out stories that he was fired for opposing this or that specific peace initiative, with the Afghanistan peace talks in the lead, President Trump referenced his “many” policy differences with Bolton.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”
A furious Bolton, who had been busily tweeting against Iran and other violent “regimes” earlier in the morning, could not restrain himself from issuing a sniveling parting shot on his National Security Adviser Twitter account, insisting he had submitted his resignation first.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley emphasized the President’s big differences with this loud-mouthed warhawk: “John Bolton’s priorities and policies just don’t line up with the President’s. Any sitting President has the right to put someone in that position to carry out an agenda. It became no longer tenable, and the President made a change.”
Sen. Rand Paul, who had earlier urged Bolton’s removal, quickly 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.” He told reporters that now “the chances of a war worldwide go greatly down.”
Virginia State Senator Richard Black, who wrote an open letter to President Trump last May urging him to fire Bolton, for usurping Trump’s authority as Commander-in-Chief to push his regime changes wars, was among those celebrating. In a brief statement issued today, Sen. Black wrote:
“No one posed a greater threat to world peace than John Bolton. He worked tirelessly to attach his name to a war—any war—whether in Syria, Iran or Venezuela. A dark cloud has been lifted from the Trump presidency. The world is a safer place with John Bolton gone.”
LaRouche PAC organizers received similar calls and messages from Americans and supporters around the world alike, celebrating the news.
Establishment British boot-lickers, Democrat and Republican alike, went into their usual “how dare the President” mode. Sen. Mitt Romney mourned that Bolton’s departure was an “extraordinary loss for our nation,” and he is “very unhappy” that Bolton is leaving. Not to be outdone, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer tweeted that Trump’s firing of Bolton is just “the latest example of his government-by-chaos approach and his rudderless national security policy.”