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this administration does not want to lose an important voice of reason
in Washington. For another, Paul has many libertarian followers,
including the influential Peter Thiel, whose support of Trump was
arguably critical to Trump's eventual victory. Finally, Paul is right
about the best direction for US foreign policy, which would be to
oppose that of John McCain, Dick Cheney, George W Bush and, therefore,
Of course, with John Bolton in, that Syria, and the American economy,
will burn in a Bolton-directed war in that country will be a near
certainty. Who wants more people to be killed or the American people
to go broke because of Bolton's neoconservative strategic thinking
driving US national security agenda?
Rand Paul Advice To Trump: 'Don't Hire John Bolton' As National
By Marcy Kreiter @marcykreiter On 02/19/17
Nearly a week since U.S. President Donald Trump fired national
security adviser Michael Flynn, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul advised against
appointing former U.N. Ambassador and White House Chief of Staff John
Trump's first choice, retired Navy special forces officer Robert
Harward, who served under Defense Secretary John Mattis, turned down
the position last week and reports say the White House has ruled out
former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was ousted as the nation's top
spy amid a scandal over his sharing confidential documents with his
Flynn resigned last week amid questions on whether he discussed
sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Trump is scheduled to meet Sunday with four possible replacements:
Bolton, retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who is acting national
security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and the superintendent
of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said other interviews also could be
In an interview on ABC's "This Week", Paul, R-Ky., a Libertarian who
lost the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to Trump, said Bolton
would push a foreign policy closer to that of Sen. John McCain," . . .