Trump Lines Up War Cabinet: Meet Your New (Recycled) NSA Warmonger

Trump's National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, resigned today. Let's investigate his warmongering replacement.

Senator Ed Markey, offers this thought: Trump is 'Lining Up His War Cabinet'.

“Bolton played a key role in politicizing the intel that misled us into the Iraq War. We cannot let this extreme war hawk blunder us into another terrible conflict,” Markey stated.

Bolton will be Trump's third national security adviser, and definitely the worst of the bunch.

Let's see what other think.

His most redeeming features is that he looks like Otter Pop. Isn't that enough?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Cocoa
Cocoa

Bolton is trash.

Sechel
Sechel

Not that I believe Trump is ever consistent. but as a revisionist who now claims he was against the Iraq war it's non-sensical that he's gone with Bolton who was strongly in favor of the going into Iraq. Trump also seemed to be campaigning on not getting involved in outside conflicts but now he's the war monger wanting to blow up Korea and getting involved in Syria.

I'm not arguing in favor or against these actions only that Trump is entirely inconsistent and capricious in his policies. Hard to argue there is such a thing as a Trump doctrine

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RonJ
RonJ

Prosperity> depression> war. Today, French are striking due to Macron's labor reforms. Part of civil strife caused by economic depression. 230+ trillion in global debt. G20 changed rules for depositors. Business cycle coming to an end. Financial crisis coming. Specifics will change each cycle, but the cycles of history are the guide post for what is coming.

Carl_R
Carl_R

Exactly, Sechel. Trump is entirely inconsistent. He doesn't seem to have any strong personal agenda. Most politicians are predictable in that they do what they think will be popular, rather than what is best for the country. Trump doesn't do either. He seems to be rather random, and I would argue that random is what is going to cause the most trouble in foreign policy.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump just asks Secretary Gut what he should do. The gut answers differently based on how it feels that particular day. Whether its happy or sad or just read some news about Robert Mueller. You can argue about gov't be bloated but normally the put out policy papers and run scenario analyses to help figure out policy. Not that Trump would listen to these experts but Tillerson gutted state dept.