Statement of World BEYOND War Director on John Bolton Appointment

“Imagining that Donald Trump can’t do something worse each day than the day before has been doomed to failure since long before John Bolton’s appointment,” said David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War. “But this one is stunning. Trump just nominated an advocate of overthrows, religious wars, and strenuous avoidance of peace to head the State Department, and simultaneously found someone even worse, a sadistic torturer, to nominate for the top job at the CIA. How do you top that? With the appointment of an unrepentant Iraq war promoter who claims that attacking North Korea would be ‘legal’ as a national security advisor whose advice will make everyone in the nation and outside it less secure. At some point one might begin to wonder whether even Nancy Pelosi’s anti-impeachment commitment to presidential impunity has limits.”

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