WHY ISN’T ANYONE TALKING ABOUT: John Bolton’s Latest Media Tour Ignores Decades Of War Crimes

John Bolton has become quite the media darling lately—but by giving him credibility, the media is white-washing the career of a man who has thrived off of lies, death, and destruction, and the only thing he should be questioned about are the war crimes he has committed…

On today’s edition of ‘Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?’ John Bolton has become quite the media darling in the last week, as he promotes his new tell-all book about his time with the Trump Administration. It has been incredibly fascinating to watch as Bolton has been transformed into a poor, helpless former official—when in reality, he is a man who has built his career as a professional warmonger.

When the media gives Bolton airtime and credibility, they are actually white-washing his career, which consists of four decades of influencing US foreign policy. From the Middle East to Latin America and beyond, Bolton has never met a war he didn’t like or a US invasion he didn’t adamantly support.

During his time at Trump’s , Bolton was known for joining Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper to push for “maximum pressure” against countries like Iran, North Korea and Venezuela.

As for President Trump, he knew exactly what he was getting when he chose Bolton as his national security advisor. As the candidate who swore up and down he would “drain the swamp” if elected, Bolton was just one of many officials Trump added to his administration who epitomize both “the swamp” and every dangerous, disastrous foreign policy decision that US has made over the last few decades.

In fact, Bolton has been around for so long that he was instrumental in the decision to invade Iraq. In 2002, during his time as the Bush Administration’s Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Bolton said, “We are confident that Saddam Hussein has hidden weapons of mass destruction and production facilities in Iraq.”

He went on to say, “There is no doubt in our mind that Saddam Hussein has an active chemical and biological warfare effort. The evidence is there – the question is whether the inspectors are allowed to find it.”

Yet even though it has since been made evidently clear that the wars the US has waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and so on, were all based on lies and propaganda, the officials were responsible for spreading those lies, which led to the deaths of MILLIONS in wars that are still ongoing today, have faced no consequences whatsoever. John Bolton shouldn’t be interviews by the media and celebrated for his “bravery,” he should be facing charges for the war crimes he has committed—and that is something everyone should be talking about.

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Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.

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