An excerpt from a BBC interview with Bolton reveals some interesting facts.
Here’s what I found worth noting:
A US diplomat openly admitting he was lying. Not surprisingly, and despite his famous UN speeches, he wasn’t sharing Bush’s viewpoint.
A notorious neo-con arguing that US troops should have left Iraq long ago.
That he tacitly acknowledges removing Saddam was not part of the war on terror. When asked by the interviewer that “[…]Ok, Saddam was a dictator, but Iraq was not then a failed-state and not a haven for terrorists, and that’s precisely what you created in Iraq” Bolton replies "Well, that’s great.
You’d rather live in a dictatorship than in a failed state. That’s your preference, that wouldn’t be my preference".
- The assertion that having a bunch of nuclear-science-educated people equals is the same as having WMD’s. I found the latter laughably preposterous.
Others picked on the “hand washing” part. Watch it, it’s concise and fun!