Okay, how idiotic is this? John Bolton slams Pres. Obama, on Sean Hannity’s show, for “abandoning the people in the streets [of Iran] and [not] providing any possibility of concrete assistance to them.” Then, in the next breath, in response to a question from Hannity, he turns around and says exactly the opposite (emphasis in original):
Hannity then asked Bolton whether he agreed with Lt. Col. Ralph Peters’s recent New York Post op-ed, in which he wrote that Obama’s “silence” is “a blank check for the current regime.” Bolton surprisingly backtracked and seemed to contradict his statements from a few moments earlier, claiming it’s better to be “prudent” right now because the United States isn’t in a position to “provide concrete assistance”:
BOLTON: Well, I think it’s mostly right except I would say this. Because including during the Bush administration we did not prepare adequately for this potential revolutionary moment, we’re not really in a position now to offer much concrete assistance.
And I don’t want America to be in a position where we urge people in the streets and then watch them die. I’d rather be a little bit prudent and prepare for the long-term where we really can provide concrete assistance.
Here’s the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ7ID0zDm78