I was surprised that Bolton was ever hired.
If he announced the firing, must mean it was serious.
I read that Bolton did not help at all with NK.
Bottom line, Trump can defuse NK, Iran, and Afghan situations if he follows his instincts.
Iran cannot be defused. You are talking about religious fanatics not the soviets of the last century. For 30 years Iran has been rated leading exporter of Terrorism and they continue to develop the bomb and ICBM’s every delay in regime change is additional exposure to us and out allies.
“Bottom line, Trump can defuse NK, Iran, and Afghan situations if he follows his instincts.”
Truth - no he can’t. I like Trump, very much, but he is not Solomon and the U.S. and its allies do not need another president infected with the presidential virus of trying to secure a diplomatic legacy, for their own sake, and in their own personal interest (like Obama), no matter how bad a deal is something they will call a success.
We can wear down the dictators in North Korea, the Mullahs in Tehran and the Taliban, over the long term, or we can bomb them into the stone age. But get meaningful compromises from them that protect our interests and goals and will not empower THEIR long term success are not possible. There will always be too much distance between the former and the later.
Living up to a campaign pledge is not synonymous with doing what is right. Reality has to intrude on the politics of things.