News The Scariest Things About John Bolton  

Tucker DeSaulnier
March 23, 2018 8.5k votes 632 voters 14.3k views 27 items

List Rules Vote up the stances John Bolton has taken that make you uneasy about his role as National Security Adviser for President Trump.

What's scary about John Bolton? Depending on which side of the political divide you fall, the answer is either "a whole lot" or "nothing much." When President Trump announced Bolton as National Security Adviser following the resignation of H.R. McMaster effective April 2018, the outcry was immediate and unusually loud.

Why the hubbub? As an attorney and diplomat serving in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, Bolton cultivated a hard-line, hawkish stance on national security, a stance on which he has doubled down over years as an analyst and commentator for Fox News and various other media outlets.

But what about you? Are you frightened by the prospect of John Bolton as the most powerful security official in the United States? Why... or why not?

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389 60
He advocates abandoning the Iranian nuclear deal.

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377 57
He doesn't believe the United Nations serves much of a purpose.

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341 69
He suggested the Russian DNC hack was a false flag operation by the Obama administration.

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326 67
He is a longtime Fox News contributor.

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337 75
He withdrew America from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.

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279 52
He doesn't believe the International Criminal Court has any authority.

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303 67
He opposed the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.

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318 78
He disagrees with the idea that the US should have international support for military action.

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318 81
Nothing about him scares me; he'll do a good job protecting American interests.

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269 65
He opposes Palestinian statehood.

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290 103
He believes the US can legally engage in targeted assassinations.

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247 81
He publicly claimed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

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275 109
He advocates a first strike against North Korea.

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229 101
He still thinks invading Iraq in 2003 was a good idea.

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190 75
He suggests Jordan could solve the Israel-Palestine conflict by annexing the West Bank.

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217 95
He doubts that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

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184 74
He claimed Cuba is a secret provider of bio-warfare weapons of mass destruction.

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215 97
He wants to militarily overthrow the Iranian government.

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186 80
He opposes using force to protect Syrian civilians from Bashar al-Assad's military.

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187 90
He donated $1.1 million to Cambridge Analytica through his super PAC.

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161 105
He has encouraged Israel to launch nuclear strikes against Iran.

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110 131
He doesn't believe in treaties with other sovereign nations.

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87 122
He predicted US involvement after the 2003 Iraq invasion would be "fairly minimal."

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73 142
He disagrees with any negotiation between the US and North Korea.

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58 126
He has promoted Mojahedeen-e Khalq, a dissident Iranian terrorist organization.

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68 148
He wants to bomb Iran and nuclearize the Middle East.

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56 147
He has his own presidential ambitions.

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