(John Bolton inspired Halloween attire)
On Halloween, John Bolton had a sprawling screed in the Wall Street Journal on all the reasons the Bush administration should start a few new wars, scrap diplomacy with North Korea on its nukes, further isolate Syria, and the like. Marty Peretz catches the best of it on his blog — and reminds me of why I dislike Peretz’s take on the world so much.
But as a Japan commentator recently told me, John Bolton is a lot like Shintaro Ishihara, Tokyo’s jingoistic, right wing nationalist governor who would lead a military crusade against China if he could.
This Foreign Ministry official said that listening to Bolton or Ishihara is like watching a horror movie. Don’t do it unless you want to be scared.
The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto will be (tonight) the next to enjoy John Bolton’s tirades.
— Steve Clemons