- Not just a fellow traveller but a leading neoconservative from the start and PNAC signatory, Bolton’s motivational structure is described by a former CIA analyst quoting thusly:
“I played no significant decision-making role on Iraq policy, because Powell and Armitage largely excluded me from these issues, no doubt fearing that my views would be similar to Cheney’s and Rumsfeld’s and not their own. It was the greatest favor Powell ever did for me, utterly unintentionally, to be sure, and my Iraq-related activities were only at the margins of the central decisions.”
Former Chief of Staff
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Stay tuned for another in depth story in tomorrow’s issue.
Bush crony Alberto Gonzales coming up next.