I’ve never been a fan of Rand Paul when it comes to his isolationist view of foreign policy and his comments about Bolton just reinforce that:
What a schmucky thing to say, painting Bolton is nothing more than a war-monger.
People like Rand Paul will always be dishonest when it comes to people like Bolton, who see the world as it is instead of through the lens of ‘wishful’ thinking.
For example, at some point N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un is going to get a bug in his britches and he’s going to fire a nuke into S. Korea or Japan. And when that happens, we’ll wish that we had fought N. Korea on our terms instead of on their terms, as Bolton has argued. Diplomacy is clearly not working to reverse Kim’s nuclear ambitions and at some point kicking that can down the road is going to have consequences. If Trump wins in 2020 he’ll have to deal with the reality of N. Korea and not allow his ego to get in the way, and that means to stop listening to people like Rand Paul.