The Great Debate: Bolton vs Napolitano on Wikileaks!

This really was a very enjoyable back and forth between John Bolton and Judge Napolitano. Early on Bolton said that Hillary Clinton was absolutely wrong, that the Wikileaks dump wasn’t an attack on the international community but rather an attack on the United States. And that’s where the true debate began as the Judge asked if the Wikileaks dump could really be considered an attack on the United States if it yields information that the public should know. I’ll let you listen for the answer.



What struck me about Bolton in this interview was not only his ability to spar with the Judge, but his staunch patriotism to America, so much so that he even said he would lie for this country to protect her national security, and he makes no apologies for it. Awesome!

Enjoy!

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Paulchri
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Paulchri

I’m not giving Bolton a pass with respect. Bolton is an intelligent person, but as he said, he can spin as well as anyone. These two traits put together in government are not good for the citizens of this country. I don’t trust anyone who lies to other people and say that they are always lying in our favor. He basically said that he approves of lies, and would lie if he thought he had to, but he doesn’t know that he ever has. Psychologically, this doesn’t make sense. A person who has a conscious, deliberate philosophy that is pro lying, is not an honest one by default. He gave an example of D-Day, but the rest of his argument did not appear to be in that context. He is a spin doctor by admission. He also supports neo-cons that love war. He has globalist tendencies written all over him.… Read more »

Chris G.
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Chris G.

I don’t understand how anyone can call John Bolton — or any other Member of the Council on Foreign Relations — patriotic. I don’t trust him one bit. Sure, it’s nice listening to his plain-talking no-BS style, but still….he belongs to a group that was founded by the socialist Edward Mandell House, who was a friend of Woodrow Wilson & believed there should be a world government. How patriotic is THAT???

Boris Badenov
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Boris Badenov

I have to agree that there needs to be a place for Bolton in the next conservative administration.

Sec. of State would be a good one…

Could you imagine an administration of:

Palin
Christie
Bolton

My God the lefts head would EXPLODE!

GreyLion
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GreyLion

I am impressed! Here we have two adults discussing contemporary issues and both have good points, both listen to the other and both respond with dignity and truth. I have not seen this kind of interaction in the press for years.
I would like to see both of these men in positions of decision in our government, Mr. Boulton especially as he is well versed in international intrigues and operations and willing to defend the United States with tough, consistant and (as it were) truthful logic and courage.
God bless both of them.

Paulchri
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Paulchri

Yeah, Nap as president, and Bolton as Sec State. That way Nap can make an example of him by firing his butt publicly.

MooseOfReason
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MooseOfReason

Judge made a good point. Should we be bombing Yemen — without a declaration of war — and then lying about it?

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

We bombed Iraq and Afghanistan without declarations of war. We bombed Korea without a declaration of war. We bombed Vietnam without a declaration of war.

Somalia.
Bosnia
Gulf War 1
Grenada
Lebanon
Sudan
Cambodia
Haiti
Dominican Republic
Philippines
Hawaii
Numerous other engagements in the Caribbean.

Hell, even the Barbary campaigns were without a declaration.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The “Quasi War” with France just prior to the War of 1812 and the operations against Mexican Pancho Villa by General Pershing also come to mind.

Chris G.
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Chris G.

Just because it was done in the past doesn’t make it right. Congress needs to have the courage to either declare war or write a letter of marque & reprisal before sending our troops inro harm’s way.

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

I wasn’t saying it was right, far from it. I was saying that the US has a long long history of violating it’s own laws while sanctimoniously positioning itself as the moral leader of everything, it’s practically a national tradition.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Just thought to point out a couple of things about your list of “undeclareds”, Korea was a United Nations action as was Lebanon, Somalia started as a mission to deliver relief supplies ( until Clinton decided to use the Rangers as a law enforcement unit). Bosnia was a NATO operation in response to fighting crossing into Czechoslovakia. You forgot to list Laos, since you listed Vietnam and Cambodia. One last thing I would mention that is relative to the discussion the War Powers act of 1973, by that act any military action lasting under 90 days does not require a declaration of war,bear in mind that this is just a very general overview of the act.

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

Yes, I know that about Korea, Bosnia/Kosovo, and Somalia. Those are part of why I’m opposed to the UN and NATO.

Ah the War Powers act, it essentially allows the president to act as though he were an old Roman Dictator for 90 days, after which point it becomes political suicide for congress to do the only thing they can in response, withhold funding. The President gets to toss people into undeclared wars and the only “check” on that power makes congress “not support the troops” which would destroy them.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

Bolton’s argument is such BS. He even says it in his own argument. There’s some kind of difference between a news organization and someone else who publishes newsworthy material? C’mon now. If Assange didn’t push it out there and the thief decided to say…give it to the Wall Street Journal or the Weekly Standard (decided to pick these since they belong to Murdoch) anonymously and they published it instead…this argument would not even be occurring. He and anyone else with half a brain on this issue knows this.

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

The judge has already done a long overdue special on Lysander Spoon, and I’m waiting for him to do one on Murray Rothbard.

Based on what he said here he seems 100% in line with Rothbards statement that the Libertarian does not permit the government a SINGLE action which a private individual is not morally allowed.

At least Bolton fully understands his philosophy, is consistent and has the courage to speak it. I disagree with him but I respect that.

Paulchri
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Paulchri

I’m not giving Bolton a pass with respect. Bolton is an intelligent person, but as he said, he can spin as well as anyone. These two traits put together in government are not good for the citizens of this country. I don’t trust anyone who lies to other people and say that they are always lying in our favor. He basically said that he approves of lies, and would lie if he thought he had to, but he doesn’t know that he ever has. Psychologically, this doesn’t make sense. A person who has a conscious, deliberate philosophy that is pro lying, is not an honest one by default. He gave an example of D-Day, but the rest of his argument did not appear to be in that context. He is a spin doctor by admission. He also supports neo-cons that love war. He has globalist tendencies written all over him.… Read more »

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

I never said I gave him a pass. You can be 120% opposed to someone and their goals without it being personal or venomous.

After years of Pelosi, Bush, Obama, the Democrats, the Republicans, Olbermann, Hannity, Huckabee, Gingrich and other two-faced disengenuous slippery slimeballs It’s at least freshing to me for someone to be straight with me about what he wants and how he’ll go about it.

Richard the Lionheart and Salah al-Din were bitter enemies but they exchanged frequent respectful and admiring correspondence between battles. They even sent gifts!

Paulchri
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Paulchri

Yeah, I see your point. I just get tired of being respectful to, or about people like this that are taking us down in flames. I am probably getting a little to worked up and emotional about my commentaries. Should probably take a break from this stuff.

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

To each his own, I’m just feeling burnt out from finals and papers so I’m a little more docile than normal. Napolitano has been posting a lot of pro-wikileaks stuff on facebook if you bother with that.

Paulchri
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Paulchri

I might check that out. Thanks.

Paulchri
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Paulchri

I might check that out. Thanks.

Paulchri
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Paulchri

I might check that out. Thanks.

Daniel Tumser
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Daniel Tumser

The judge has already done a long overdue special on Lysander Spoon, and I’m waiting for him to do one on Murray Rothbard.

Based on what he said here he seems 100% in line with Rothbards statement that the Libertarian does not permit the government a SINGLE action which a private individual is not morally allowed.

At least Bolton fully understands his philosophy, is consistent and has the courage to speak it. I disagree with him but I respect that.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

for some reason it just seems like obama wanted this information to get out…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Two great Americans and great patriots,Napolitano and Bolton. John Bolton should be in the next Republican administration [ Sec of State?] if he doesn’t make a presidential run, and the judge restores the good name of Napolitano after the despicably incompetent Big Sis has so tarnished it.

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