JOHN BOLTON BEATING DRUMS OF WAR; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 85
(House of Representatives - May 21, 2019)

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  (Mr. DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. DeFAZIO. Madam Speaker, if you listen carefully, you can hear 
drums faintly in the background. It is not a prayer circle. It is John 
Bolton down at the White House, beating the drums of war.
  This is the same John Bolton who thought invading Iraq was a really, 
really great idea. In fact, he said, ``I expect that the American role 
actually will be fairly minimal.'' Minimal? The greatest foreign policy 
mistake in the history of the United States of America fairly minimal?
  Now he wants to do the same thing in Iran.
  Iraq was one thing, with Saddam Hussein in a relatively small 
country. Iran? Really, buddy? He hasn't seen any problem around the 
world that you can't change by regime change: North Korea, regime 
change; Venezuela, oh, that worked out really well a couple of weeks 
ago, regime change; now Iran.
  What about Russia? He is kind of quiet about Russia. I wonder why 
that is. It might have something to do with his boss.
  Now, his boss goes back and forth: War, no war. War, no war. I don't 
  We have to hope Bolton doesn't win this debate. He has never 
repented. He said, in 2019, ``I still think the decision to overthrow 
Saddam was correct.'' The same guy said, ``I confess I had no desire to 
die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy.'' Chicken hawk.