Sen. Rand Paul: Good Riddance to Bolton

CNS News | 9/11/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - "You know, I think the threat of war around the world is greatly diminished with Bolton out of the White House," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Tuesday, after President Trump tweeted that National Security Advisor John Bolton had been removed from the job.

Paul said Bolton had his "own agenda" that did not jibe with the president's.

Point - View - World - Regimes - Governments

I think he had a naive point of view for the world, that we should topple regimes everywhere and institute Democratic governments, and we would make the world perfect or remake the world in our image," Paul said.

And frankly, it just doesn't work that way. There's a lot of history of getting rid of strongmen in the Middle East and having them replaced by vacuums or chaos, or actually making the place more hospitable for terrorist training.

Idea - Way - Iran - Government - Way

So I think his idea that the way you deal with Iran is you just topple the government, or the way you deal with North Korea is you topple the government, really wasn't what the president has been talking about. The president's actually talking about not having regime change and finding a diplomatic solution to some of these conflicts around the world.

And I think the president deserves to have somebody who's his national security adviser who actually will try to further his policy, and not try to stymie it.

Paul - Diplomacy - Change - Country - Thomas

Paul, a non-interventionist, tends to favor diplomacy over regime change. And he said not every country must have a "perfect Thomas Jefferson leader."

The problem is, is when people like Bolton say, oh, we are going to topple Gaddafi and we're going to make Libya into this great American-style republic, they don't elect Thomas Jefferson. They elect another religious leader, who becomes an autocrat in place of one religious leader or one autocrat.

So, really, I...
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