I don’t like preaching to the choir, and mostly reserve bashing right-wing bullies for right-wing venues like the Wall Street Journal.
So now that the repulsive psycho John R. Bolton is chanting "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" at the WSJ…
Bolton’s genuinely weird excuse for supporting the war in Vietnam while he simultaneously ran away from combat is worth quoting more or less in full from Wikipedia.
"I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost." In an interview, Bolton discussed his comment in the reunion book, explaining that he decided to avoid service in Vietnam because "by the time I was about to graduate in 1970, it was clear to me that opponents of the Vietnam War had made it certain we could not prevail, and that I had no great interest in going there to have Teddy Kennedy give it back to the people I might die to take it away from."
Bolton never stopped cheering for the war, but after those goddamned liberals lost it, he "had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy," as if the 58,000 American soldiers who died in Vietnam had any more "desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy" than John R. Bolton.
But of course a few neo-con freaks objected to my ad hominem attack upon their hero.
And now it was time for some neo-con hoodoo to parade their ridiculous equivalence of Obama with Neville Chamberlain at Munich, with Obama appeasing the monster Ahmadinejad instead of Hitler, while the goddamned chicken-hawk John Bolton is cast in the role of… Winston Churchill, bravely urging resistance.
No decent person should even so much as acknowledge the existence of John R. Bolton!
Nicht gedacht soll seiner werden!
Aus dem Mund der armen alten
Esther Wolf hört ich die Worte,
Die ich treu im Sinn behalten.
"Let no one ever think of him again!"
Out of the mouth of a poor old woman,
Esther Wolf, I heard those words,
which I have faithfully remembered.
Erase John R. Bolton, and the same for Bush and Cheney, and all who traveled with them!