Powered by WebAds

Monday, August 10, 2009

John Bolton opposes Israeli nukes?

Keep in mind that Bolton is being interviewed on Comedy Central.... On the other hand, Bolton sounds serious.

About 6:58 into this eight-minute tape, John Bolton says that as far as he is concerned, the only country that should have nuclear weapons is the United States of America.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Washington Note via Arms Control Wonk)

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
John Bolton
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorSpinal Tap Performance

Here's the transcript of the key part:
Jon Stewart: Best case scenario in your mind, really, heart of hearts, do you see a World War III? Because every scenario you write in your papers seems like it triggers massive confrontation on a global scale and at that point we are involved with World War III in a hot way....

John Bolton: The purpose of statesmanship is to look into the future, look at the risks and opportunities and try and shape developments to get us into the optimal situation. Looking at all these very dangerous scenarios, what it should argue to us is the continuing importance of the strategic reality in the world that we have to try and deal with.

Every country that gets nuclear weapons is an additional threat to our friends around the world.

Jon Stewart: Who -- and this is your final question -- maybe this is an easier one. . .Who wouldn't you bomb?

John Bolton: There's not that much difference between me and the people who want a world where no government has nuclear weapons. There's not much difference. I only want one government to have nuclear weapons...

Jon Stewart: I know....Switzerland! Uh...hold on....

John Bolton: You're sitting in it...[the United States]
So is he opposing Israeli nuclear weapons (assuming that Israel has them)? When no one else in the world other than the United States has nuclear weapons, I guess we'll find out. Until then, John Bolton hasn't said anything against Israel having nuclear weapons.


At 7:40 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I think he meant the time when America was the only country on earth to have nuclear weapons. Sorry but that genie won't be put back in the bottle. Too many people are in the know for it to be kept a secret. I don't see any one else giving up their nuclear arsenal. And neither are the Iranians going to give getting theirs because the Great Satan is a such nice guy.

Fat chance. What could go wrong indeed

At 7:59 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

Bolton is straight shooter....

AND I think he respects Israel and her right to be...

Who has a rational mind WANTS NUKES around the globe...

however until 1.3 BILLION islamic peoples grow up and accept others as equal faith? We'll keep the nukes...

At 2:51 AM, Blogger Isaac Rizard said...

Norman: Huh, I thought Israel is America's 51st state, with Afghanistan and Iraq being 52nd and 53rd respectively...?

What is "Occupation": The reason behind the nuke was Soviet Union, a Christian country just like yours. What 1.3 billion Muslim people have got to do with it? And what makes you think 1.3 billion Mulims support extremism? Go figure and see the world.


Post a Comment

<< Home