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Bolton large and in charge

Bolton large and in charge

by digby



The New York Times reports:

People close to the White House said the scattershot nature of the messages on North Korea reflected the newness of the president’s national security team, but also the fact that Mr. Trump was distracted by the swirl of legal issues around him, from the Russia investigation to the payments made by his personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen … Some suggested that Mr. Trump needed to rein in [John] Bolton.
If anyone but Bolton was in that position I would think it was a blessing that Trump is obsessed with himself as usual. But dear Lord --- he's chosen the worst possible person to be running the negotiations because he actually wants war. 

Pray for some sort of accidental peaceful resolution. That's all we've got.